Most times you wonder what keeps getting you fatter when you are following all your diet rules, maybe you recently shed pounds only to see them slowly creep back on again? There may be some bad habits undermining your efforts.
When it comes to rapid weight loss, most of people dig themselves a little deeper into the hole every single day. Here are 5 habits you do everyday that cause you trouble.
Taking big bites: It is widely believed that people who take big bites while eating, consume more calories as compared to those who take smaller bites. So, when you take a bite, chew it properly so that it gives you the feeling of having eaten enough.
Hanging out with unhealthy friends: Those who hang out with people who are used to eating and drinking unhealthily may also end up putting on weight, says studies. This is because you end up eating the same food that your friends order, since you do not have much of a choice.
Not drinking enough water: People who consume less water through the day, are susceptible to putting on weight than those who keep drinking water. This is because water flushes out the toxins in your body that makes you feel bloated. Adequate water intake is essential for all your body’s functions, and the more you drink, the better your chances of staying thin.
Not getting enough rest: Weight gain is not restricted to eating habits alone, one may even pile on kilos if he/she does not get enough sleep. Did you know that the body burns fat even while you are sleeping? So, now you know what ought to be done.
Eating on larger plates: Those who eat off larger plates are believed to put on weight than those who eat off smaller plates. The bigger the plate is, the more food one will put in it. So, the best way to control hunger is by eating on small plates.
Skipping meal: Skipping meals slows your metabolism and boosts your hunger. That puts your body in prime fat-storage mode and increases your odds of overeating at the next meal.
Night time eating: Night-time nibbling is one of the worst habits, studies show that people who consume the bulk of their calories in the evening are more likely to be overweight compared with adults who eat the majority of their calories during daytime. Researchers found that eating past 8 p.m. was an independent predictor of body weight and was correlated with total daily energy consumption, regardless of what time subjects went to bed or how many hours they slept.
Avoiding all fats: You know that eating trans fats can increase the risk of heart disease, weight gain and stroke, so you’re smart to stay away. But not all fats need to make the ‘do not eat’ list. Consuming healthy fats like flax seeds and nuts can actually help one slim down and stay healthy. Fats not only help to absorb many of the vitamins from our diets, but they also help keep fuller longer, which can aid weight loss efforts.
Emotional eating: Maybe you eat snack at work because you’re stressed or bored or you eat at night because you’re lonely. These are situations where you’re not hungry, and instead you’re actually managing feelings with food. When the urge to emotional eating strikes, have a plan in place to fill the void with something other than food.