Here are 5 habits that prevent you from losing weight:
1. Skipping Meals
Skipping or avoiding a meal is an ignorant practice conducted intentionally or unintentionally. It has become a basic ideology for many "skipping meals means skipping calories". The answer here is NO, the fact here is skipping a meal is likely to make you feel hungrier in your following meal, and this can lead you to eat more calories than you would have otherwise.In order to regularize your metabolism, at least three meals that are balanced well with the optimum amount of carbohydrate, protein, fibre and the necessary amount of fats should be consumed. If possible it is always good to have the food distributed into multiple number of meals, 4-6 meals a day with a small quantity of food.
2. Missing Breakfast: Good or Bad?
The name of the meal itself says 'Break-fast' to break the fast of long hours. Studies have proved that skipping breakfast will not only make you irritable, lethargic and fatigued but also gain weight. It has also been proved by studies that people who have breakfast on daily basis have a low body mass index. Now you are the best judge on this, Is missing breakfast good or bad?
3. Drinking is good, if it's water
Did you know up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Hence, lack of water consumption does have its own repercussions, like gastric distress and urinary dysfunction. Yes! Drinking water will not only promote weight loss but also will eliminate excess toxins making a brighter you!
4. Processed foods: Are these Convenience foods healthy too?
Processed foods are generally used as convenient / easily available foods like canned juices/ vegetables. We may observe these foods as healthy since they are available at our ease but convenience can mean large amounts of hidden sodium, fats, and sugar, which are always bad news not only for health but also a hindrance for weight loss.
5. Insomnia: a lifestyle disorder!
Inadequate sleep also termed as "insomnia" causes an increase in appetite, irregular cravings for high-calorie foods and lethargy. To suffice those cravings we tend to binge leading to weight gain. It is important to have a good sleep as it contributes to multiple health benefits like geared metabolism, good circulation and healthy body weight.