5 bizarre weight loss tricks

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Experts predict if obesity rates stay consistent, by 2030 more than half of Americans will be obese.

Most of us know about traditional diet and exercise routines, but what about things we don't do?

Things like sniffing an apple? A study of 3,000 people ,by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, revealed the more frequently they sniffed, the less hungry they were. They lost an average of 30 pounds each.

Ever tie a ribbon around your tummy? Many French women wear a ribbon under their clothes tied around their waist. When it gets tight, that means they've eaten too much.

Stick to wrapped candy. A Swiss study found people ate 30 percent less candy when they had to unwrap it first.

Try surrounding yourself with blue. Researchers have found people eat 33 percent less in a blue room.

One last trick is to hang a mirror opposite your seat at your dining table.

One study found that people ate nearly one-third less when they saw the reflection of themselves eating in mirrors.