There are many habits which we may have formed thinking that these are particularly “healthy” and will help us keep in shape. You may find people around you following these habits on a daily basis and may even be among them!
What you are about to find out is that not all habits that we consider good for health are actually healthy and some of them which we follow on a daily basis may even make us gain weight!
This may sound alarming to many of you reading this and now let’s get down to the part where I tell you about those habits which are considered “healthy” but really aren’t.
Given below, are the top 5:-
Sounds weird, doesn’t it?
Even though we may think that exercising burns a lot of fat, the truth is that if we only exercise and don’t control what we’re eating, then it is very inefficient.
You need to make changes in your diet and also consume lesser calories than you burn.
Once that is done and the assumption of ” only exercise will balance my weight” is removed from one’s mind….. you are on the right track for the weight loss journey!
Also, exercising is the most effective when it is performed properly and setting a routine for exercising helps you stay organized as well as on track.
Many people who are serious about losing weight think that the more they do away with fats, the more they get to lose weight! Junk food is an absolute NO for the serious dieters out there.
What we need to realize is that good fats are important for us and we cannot simply stop consuming them to lose weight. Your body get’s nutrition from these fats as well.
Good fats include fish, cheese etc. and the bad fats are junk food which is bad for you.
People on diets may also tend to consume the low-fat products which are found in stores or low-fat meals but even those products consist of sugar and they don’t aid weight loss.
Eating good fats such as avocados, peanut butter, flax seed, tofu, olive oil etc is very useful for losing weight.
Many people often believe that filling their plates with the healthiest stuff is the best thing ever for weight loss. What they fail to understand here is that they have to keep a limit on whatever they eat and should not eat large amounts even if it is healthy food.
Food eaten in great amounts leads to weight gain. So, even though you eat healthy food
such as chicken, avocado, oatmeal etc, it will make you gain weight if you don’t control the portions.
A healthy diet keeping in consideration portion control should consist of vegetables, grains, protein and a tiny bit of fat. Also, consuming iron and magnesium, can boost your immune system and try to eat a nutritious meal so that there aren’t any deficiencies in your body.
CONSUMPTION OF WATER.
Now, this is shocking for many people out there because you may think that how possibly can I put on weight with water when I’ve heard that it’s a 0 calorie drink?
Well, water consists of chemicals that have the potential to cause weight gain!
Water is essential for every human being and we obviously cannot do away with it.
However, recent studies done by PLoS ONE have shown that the bottled water we drink consists of chemical bisphenol which can make the body create more fat.
Water is a 0 calorie drink and it isn’t normal to be putting on a lot of weight because of consuming it and if this is the case, you should be talking to your doctor.
People who mostly gain weight because of water have health problems such as kidney disease at the end stage or problems involving the heart.
A FEW Z’S!
It is very important for us to get our beauty sleep and when we sleep 5 hours or even lesser every night, it does not give our body enough time to repair our blood vessels.
The people who sleep 8 hours every night do not put on weight like the ones who sleep lesser.
We should all keep in mind that oversleeping is an anti-calorie burner and at the same time when we are not able to get a proper amount of sleep, it can make our metabolism sluggish and this is also bad for weight loss.
To maintain a good amount of weight, you should get six to seven hours sleep every day and going to bed early also help’s you get up earlier and feel fresh!
Therefore, GET ENOUGH SLEEP!
Thus, we should look at which habits are actually healthy for us and which ones claim to be healthy but aren’t or they may even be unhealthy!
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