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    What Habits to Break to Finally Lose Weight and Get Fit?

    October 1, 2015 | Related:

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    Your habits can affect your ability to lose weight. No matter what you do, the scale will never move if you’re still having these damaging habits for your weight loss goals.

    Habits to Break to Finally Lose Weight

    What Habits to Break to Finally Get Fit?

    Skipping Meals

    Skipping meals will never do anything good to your body. It may help you eat less but it’ll not assist you to lose weight.

    If you don’t eat, say, breakfast, your body’s response is to save all nutrients from your previous meal. This habit could lead you to eat more.

    Instead of skipping meals, it’s best to eat smaller portion meals each day. It’s also ideal not to eat after 6 or 8 pm.

    If you still eat after that, then it might be the reason you’re not losing weight. Break this habit and you might see results.

    Being Stressed

    This can’t be avoided considering the fast-paced life that most of us are living. But stress can affect metabolism.

    It mainly causes your body to crave for more food to counteract that effect. While you’re dealing with what’s been causing your problems, you’re trying to eat more.

    As a result, you gain weight.

    That said, you should learn how to relax. Try yoga, for instance. When you start doing that, your cravings will soon stop.

    Staying Up Late

    This will cause imbalance of hormones in your body.

    One of these hormones is leptin. It’s responsible for sending signals to your brain. Essentially, it alerts your brain that your stomach is full.

    Another hormone affected is ghrelin, which stimulates hunger.

    If you lack sleep, ghrelin level increases while leptin decreases. This is one of the reasons you’re still eating late.

    To avoid it, start having at least seven hours of sleep each night.

    Eating Processed Foods

    Guilty? Yes?

    Well, most of us are. Processed foods are unhealthy and they can cause extra pounds in your body.

    This type of food has high amount of fat and sugar, which are known to cause weight gain.

    That said, you should start ignoring and ditching cookies, cakes and other processed foods if you wish to lose weight.

    Once you do that, I can guarantee you, you’ll see a significant difference to your weight.

    Drinking Less Water

    Did you know that water can be an effective way to help you shed some pounds?

    Well, it won’t help you lose weight when you drink water alone every day.

    But drinking at least two liters of water a day can definitely speed up your metabolism leaving your stomach smaller spaces for another batch of food.

    In addition to helping you lose weight, water can also reduce headaches and heart attack risks. It also detoxifies your body.

    Consuming a Lot of Caffeine

    Caffeine can boost your metabolism. It’s true.

    But if you drink more than two cups a day, you might be destroying your body’s ability to lose weight.

    High levels of caffeine may increase stress hormones. And we all know how stress can cause weight gain.

    If you can’t control your caffeine intake, try switching to healthier alternatives, like herbal tea, natural juices and water.

    About the author

    Rod Jong Rod Jong is a BS Chemistry graduate who believes that people must start consuming foods that are organically produced. If he’s not writing, then he’s busy managing his (organic) farm that utilizes the power of natural processes.

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