There are lots of things you can do to lose weight. However, if you keep doing the WRONG things that make you fat, it makes the whole process so much harder.
You don’t want to “sabotage” your weight loss efforts, by unknowingly making the following 6, daily habits that’ll quickly make you fat.
So let’s save you time and effort, help speed up the weight loss process and more importantly, keep the fat off long-term!
1 – Eating While Distracted
Eating while watching TV is probably the #1 cause of eating excessive calories.
In fact, research by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that distractions results in a person eating 50 percent more calories.
Let’s face it, when you’re eating and watching TV or on your laptop or something else distracting, you’re not pay attention to what you’re eating. You’re focused on the show, so you just keep eating, snacking and drinking.
You’re not “mindful”… So watch TV without any snacks or foods, unless it’s vegetables with NO dressing.
2 – Eating Too Quickly
Most of us are in a rush and we’re not chewing your foods properly. This causes stomach problems, gas, bloat, acid reflux and weight gain.
And one of the reasons you gain weight is because 20 minutes of eating, typically signals your brain that you’re full. When you eat slowly, you’ll eat LESS food during that time…. Because your brain shuts off your appetite.
3 – Drinking Your Calories
Drinking your calories is a big problem because it only takes a couple of minutes to have juice, soda, a “shake” or any other liquid that’s loaded with lots of calories.
Eating real food causes a “thermogenic” effects, thus increasing your body temperature and metabolism.
Also, “drinks” are typically loaded with lots of sugars, which spike up your insulin levels and increase belly fat.
4 – Not Moving Enough
Your body is made to move. Yet, most people just sit all day — you’re sitting at work, in your car, behind the computer, while eating and so forth.
You need to exercise or “move” daily. Simply taking a brisk, 20-30 minute walk daily will increase your metabolism because it improves your hormones and reduces cravings.
5 – Not Eating Often Enough
Most people skip breakfast, which isn’t a good idea. But the bigger problem is that most people skip lots of meals and then when they do sit down to finally eat, they are so hungry that they’ll eat anything and make poor eating decisions.
By eating more often, you’ll have more energy, better blood sugar levels and less cravings and hunger.
Also, the more often you eat, the faster your metabolism because your body has to “turn on” to digest all the food.
Thus, eat smaller meals, more often. This can be 3 regular meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus 2 smaller “snack” meals.
You can eat the same calories, but spread it over 5 smaller meals and you’ll lose fat and feel better too.
6 – Not Drinking Enough Water
Most people don’t drink enough water and thus, are walking around dehydrated. To make it worse, most people are loaded on caffeine products — coffee, “energy drinks”, tea and so forth.
When you’re dehydrated, your more tired and fatigued. This causes you to move less and burn less calories.
Drinking water, especially cold water, causes a thermogenic effect, similar to eating more meals.
Drinking water, especially before a meal, also reduces hunger pains and cravings.
It also prevents you from drinking OTHER “caloric” liquids.
- Don’t eat while distracted
- Don’t eat quickly
- Don’t drink your calories
- Move more
- Eat more often, with smaller meals
- Drink more water
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