If you're into trying easy weight-loss tips that seem a little farfetched, like eating off blue plates, you'll want to try this in your home. Grab some matches and light up! No, not a cigarette — a vanilla candle. Most of us can't lose weight because we're constantly craving food, and this sweet scent has a calming effect on the part of the brain where cravings live, which can help curb your appetite. And because this time of year is perfect for lighting candles, putting them all around your kitchen and dining room can help lighten your mood while satiating cravings. Hey, if it doesn't work, at least your home will feel warm and bright.