The habit, as you know, is second nature. And really, it's hard to give up something that we are so used to. Moreover, we do not even notice many of our habits. But it's worth to look at yourself, to work on the mistakes - and it will be easier to live, and in the literal sense!
In most cases, the true cause of excess weight is our bad habits in eating. What can be attributed to such habits and how to deal with them - advises Betterme.
When we have extra pounds, we always look for this justification - a sedentary lifestyle, hormonal problems, the birth of a child, the inability to eat humanly at work, and many others. But in most cases, the true cause of excess weight is our bad habits in eating.
#1 Habits MISSING FOOD RECEPTION
If you do not have lunch, you'll eat at dinner. And do not rely on what you will endure. Willpower is a function of the brain, and it requires glucose to work. If you miss a laid-down meal, your nervous system simply does not have the power to hold you.
#2 The habit IS FAST
In an experiment, the results of which are published in the American Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 17 women ate a hefty glass of ice cream. One was given 10 minutes, others enjoyed half an hour. So, if you express yourself scientifically, the level of hormones that signal the brain that it's time to stop eating, the second group after this glass was higher than the first. Speaking in a simple way, the latter were already full, and the first required supplementation.
#3 The habit of not having breakfast
No matter how many nutritionists talk about how important it is to have breakfast, many of us still have an excuse not to drop in the fridge in the morning. Someone is late for work, someone simply does not have an appetite early in the morning. And yet experts are adamant: to start metabolism after awakening, it is necessary to eat. In addition, without breakfast, you will soon be so hungry that you risk eating extra for lunch, and your body, frightened of morning hunger, just in case will accumulate more calories.
#4 The habit of using an elevator
Most of us spend most of our time in the office, and this work, as a rule, is sedentary. We get to the office by transport, and if there is a car, we completely forget about walking. Of course, it is difficult to force yourself to run a couple of kilometers in front of work, but you can, for example, abandon the elevator and climb to your floor on the stairs, which will provide you with at least a few minutes of fitness. Walking to the ninth floor, you can burn about 1300 calories.
#5 The habit of not getting enough sleep
In the modern rhythm of life, the opportunity to sleep is a real luxury. According to statistics, in the sixties of the last century the average person slept for eight hours, now - about six and a half. If you go to bed deeply after midnight, and in the morning you hardly get out of bed, you have a risk of getting better. This is due to the fact that lack of sleep stimulates the production of a hormone that increases appetite, while the production of leptin, which suppresses appetite, on the contrary, decreases. If you do not believe, listen to the results of the research: when the sleep time decreases by one hour, the amount of fat in the body increases by 3%.
#6 The habit is on the run
Note that people eat at different speeds: one dines in five minutes, and another and a whole lunch break is not enough. As studies show, when you start eating, it's better not to rush. Be sure to allocate enough time for food, then overeating will be avoided. If you throw sandwiches on the run, the brain just does not have time to receive a signal of saturation, and it will seem to you that you are still hungry.
#7 The habit is diet products
Some of us say there is no hard cakes and rolls, but it does not deny itself yogurts without sugar and so-called dietary soda. But these products are very deceptive: they can hide artificial sweeteners, which slow down the metabolism, and the body begins to postpone fat. In addition, looking at the labels "without sugar", "fat-free product", "light yogurt", we are not afraid to get better, we stop limiting ourselves to the amount of food consumed.
#8 Habit of a snack
It's not a secret that nutritionists recommend eating often, but in small portions, so that if you are hungry, do not pounce on everything that is in the fridge. But just for some reason we often find not the most useful products as snacks: nuts or chocolate at the work table, chips in the traffic jam, popcorn in the cinema. Snack costs, but most importantly - to choose useful products. Hungry - eat a pre-stored apple or cucumber instead of a packet of fatty and very high-calorie chips.
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