What really matters in weight loss is changing our habits from bad to good. As long as we adopt healthy habits in our diet, we can turn our dream of weight loss into a reality.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be painful, you can even enjoy it by listing out the bad habits that prevent you from getting to your fitness goal, and come up with some challenges to help you abandon them. And in this article, you will find 10 problematic habits you need to change for losing weight.
Many people believe that starving will make them lose weight, but in fact, the 3 fundamental meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) keep your energy levels stable. Not eating for more than 4 hours will only make you crave high-calorie food with no nutritional value.
Shopping When You’re Hungry
When you go into a grocery store with an empty stomach, you keep yourself wide open to temptations. So make sure to eat before going, and have a list of what you’ll be getting.
Eating While Standing or from a Package
When you eat your meal on your feet or from a package, you might actually forget that meal. So, try to eat while sitting at a table and from a plate so that it doesn’t slip your mind later on
Almost all restaurants and cafes serve food that is not suitable for your diet, so to control what you’re eating, prepare food at home. It’s way more economical and beneficial for your diet.
Watching TV While Eating
Watching something while you’re eating can be fun, but if you’re on a diet, it can be risky. This is because it’s very hard to control how much you consume while watching TV. You’re paying attention to the show, not what you’re putting in your mouth.
Your body needs to digest the food you received during the day, and night is the perfect time to do it. When you eat high-calorie food during night-time, your digestion process is interrupted. So experts suggest that we should stop eating at least 2 hours before heading to bed.
Eating fast will make you feel hungry sooner. So try to eat slower; chew each bite, and don’t forget to drink water with your meal.
Eating from Bowls of Food
When you see a bowl of food on the table, you’ll probably eat more than you need since it’s not portioned out. So instead, use individual plates and control the amount of food you consume.
Eating After Dinner
If you feel hungry after dinner, don’t go for junk food; try a healthy low-calorie beverage (such as tea) to satisfy your craving. Brushing your teeth after dinner will also stop the urge to eat extra snacks late at night.
Taking a Peek in the Fridge
The more often you look inside the fridge the stronger your urge to eat something becomes. It’s a habit of everyone, but if you want to lose weight, you need to distance yourself from the fridge as much as you can.
Losing weight is a challenge, but you can make this process easier and faster by changing your old eating habits and adopt new behaviors to achieve your goals. So, let us know how it goes!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.