You may go for a lot of exercises or long hours of gym but eat processed food and think that why are you not losing weight! Well the answer lies in your eating habits. Processed food is a slow poison which not only increases your calories but also throws all the hard work you have done in gym to waste.
Eating habits, if followed properly can help you lose weight faster whereas bad habits can destroy your goal to lose weight.
1. Always Have BreakFast:
What most of you think that having breakfast is a waste of time. You do not consider eating breakfast important but this is the biggest mistake you do. Having breakfast in the morning is very important. Breakfast makes you more energetic throughout the day and keeps your stamina high for any work or exercise you do.
Your concentration on the work being performed increases. It also helps to lower your cholesterol level. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.
2. Avoid processed food in breakfast:
You have breakfast in morning, that is good. But wait, you take processed food in morning? That is not appreciable because this junk food adds up to your calories and makes you lazy and a scotch potato.
The amount of nutrients are reduced and even the products stating to be gluten free can have dangerous amount of gluten which is harmful for out health. Be careful about switching to a diet of processed, packaged gluten-free and dairy-free foods as they are often high in sugar and refined starches, such as corn starch and potato starch, as well as canola oil—all of which contribute to inflammation.
3. Follow a Proper diet plan:
You should always have a proper and healthy diet plan for each day. Have a very heavy breakfast because morning is the start of the day and having a heavy breakfast gives you energy for the whole day, then have a little lighter lunch than breakfast and the lightest dinner.
There is a famous saying that “has a breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar”. So have a proper plan for diet and be healthy.
4. Eat in small breaks:
The human body is made for small and regular intakes of food. Try to cut down your meal in small 5 to 6 meals. The claim is that frequent snacking, as long as it’s healthy, keeps your metabolism humming, staves off hunger, and controls blood sugar. The longer you wait between meals, the hungrier you get, and then you’re more likely to overeat.
“After about 3 hours without food, blood sugar begins to fall. And after 4 hours, your body has already digested whatever you sent down earlier,” says Cleveland dietitian Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD. “Once you’ve crossed the 5-hour mark, your blood sugar begins to plummet, and you grab whatever you can to refuel.”
That’s why breakfast is so important. After 7-8 hours of sleep without food, you need energy to get moving, Jamieson-Petonic says.
5. Drink Water in regular Interval :
Our body is made up of 70% of water. Drinking water increases your energy and releases fatigue plus it is the best way to reduce the weight. It flushes out the toxins and improves the complexion of your skin. The problem of constipation is also solved and a better digestion is observed.
The immune system is improved and water also acts to naturally cure the headache and it prevents cramp and sprains. Drink at least 7 to 6 glasses of water a days to lose weight and sustain it.
Most of time we never notice our food habits. But trust me I have followed these for 4 weeks and the results are just awesome. I would suggest to give it a try, it’s going to be worth the efforts.