There are too many shockingly surprising facts that we people are unaware of. To our misfortune many of those facts remain unfolded all throughout our life and we fall victims to it! And here one antique fact of that sort happens to be our topic of discussion.
Nothing new, strange, quirky or freakish to any of us! To live in the world where being slim and fit is stereotyped to be good-looking and attractive, the problem is certainly bothersome. Yes! You guessed it right! I am talking about the excess and unwanted body fat that we commoners are commonly fretful about. Almost half of this generation is under the trap of this, “not so rare issue”.
And now, I am very much inclined in letting out the toxic truths which had been kept under wraps for years. And I am more than sure that you will be left shell shocked after the mystery box is unboxed.
Here we go!
1. NO “EARLY TO BED” ROUTINE
“Early to bed, Early to rise”, don’t you follow that? Then the problem is yours! You would have only thought Depression, dull complexion, tiredness, headache would be the usual outcome when there is no good sleep. So weight gain would be really a surprising one for you, but yet it’s true! Recent studies had made sure a fact that lack of proper sleep at proper bedtime paves a way for weight gain and unwanted fat content in the body. Are you excited to know why?
Here it is!
A good sleep doesn’t only refresh our mind but also the body. There are certain hormones that work on burning the fat tissues present inside. And a sound sleep that lasts for a period of 7 to 8 hours is capable of adding fuel to the flame of those hormones. So a person who fails to shut-eye long will easily go under the captivity of excess fat. There is another simple logic and you don’t need an expert to tell what. Just give a thought, the more you delay to sleep, the more you will be engaged on some work; the more you work the more you will feel hungry! And eating during inappropriate time will obviously lead to the increase of weight!
2. YOU ARE A FAST EATER
Dear fast eaters! This one is for you! It might be annoying to get advice even about how to eat! We can’t plan everything, certain things do go with a flow but certain things are as well inevitable. So it’s fine to stop if something misleads your healthy lifestyle.
May be, you naturally prefer eating too fast or your hurry burry life leads to hurry burry eating, whatever! But deliberately or unintentionally you did wrong choosing to be a fast eater. Because while you busy yourself in completing the plate quick, you mostly end up eating more than actually your tummy needs! This results in over weight. So give time to your stomach to make it feel full.
3. DO YOU SKIP MEALS?
To look slim and smart you people try skipping a meal or two. But trust me it actually does the vice versa. Yes! You read it right! Skipping your breakfast, lunch or dinner doesn’t bring down your body weight instead sets forth a host of process that provokes the fat tissues to stay around the middle and that indeed results in weight gain. This specially applies to the office goers and students who rush to their respective works capering the morning food and eating double in the afternoon.
4. YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH COFEE
Coffee is not just a drink but a slavish addiction to a lot many souls out there! But the craving for coffee has its own risk. Don’t skip the morning sip! Enjoy a cup of coffee and begin your day afresh, no issue! But if the point is about your 3 or 4 p.m coffee, then our answer is “No”. A journal of agriculture and food chemistry says too much caffeine cause insulin resistance and increase the storage of fat. This will also lead to many health issues.
5. YOU CANT SKIP SODA
Regular soda or your favorite cola items that contain high soda content generally carry rich calories and simple carbohydrates. This super combo will no doubt result in weight gain.
6. NO ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein is an expert in satiating which manifestly smashes off our mind to eat more. And protein as well does a smart work of muscle maintenance. So the more muscle you have, will burn more of your fat tissue. Failing which makes you a fatty one. Protein foods like meat, egg, almonds, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, Milk, Broccoli, lentils etc can be much preferred. These are both tasty and healthy so it’s definitely not a big deal to go for it. Eat protein rich items and cater to your taste buds and promote healthy diet.
7. ARE YOU A STRESS HOLDER?
Recent survey says nearly 2 in 5 people who work, experience over weight! Know that, over stress will also bring over weight. When you are much exhausted in your work, you will care less about taking a healthy diet, so when you don’t welcome healthy food and physical activities the output is showcased.
8. DIET PLANS THAT MAKES YOU BULK
Human has the tendency to go for something that is forcefully avoided. So when you plan for a very strict diet then your craving for tasty food drastically thrives. Agree? When your craving wins your self control, your plan of losing weight will backfire and result the vice versa. Some of you would have already seen it in the case of your fellow mates too. So keep yourself away from those risks.
9. LOVE FOR TV NEVER STOPS
There are hardly a very few, of all ages who doesn’t entertain themselves by watching TV. Ranging from kids to oldies TV has become a hard core pastime but its better not to stick on it to it much. Mostly we enjoy munching our favorite snacks and lying on couch when TV is set on. So when body at rest and food in mouth for hours, guess what the outturn would be!
10. NEGLECT SODIUM
An average recommendation of sodium per day is 1500-2300mg to the maximum but recently it has been noted that an American intakes 3400 mg per day, almost double the average that increases body fat, high blood pressure or other health issues.
11. TEMPTATIONS RIGHT IN KITCHEN
Almost everyone is greedy when it comes to our favorite food. Be it you or me, no one is exception to it! So our human nature mostly tends to keep it right before the very eyes of us to eat up whenever our taste buds long for! This is where we go wrong. Because, food that tempts our tongue, will mostly be ice cream, cookies, chocolates, chips or more. These kinds of food are not only capable of alluring us but also our body fat. Yes! These sort of snacks have great fat content as many of those are oily natured and the rest are either spicy or sweet. All those mainly fall under fat category. So it’s better to keep a long distance relationship with those loved ones rather than being hand in hand all the time.
12. CUTTING OUT ON FAT COMPLETELY
You might be much concerned about maintaining your diet but keep in mind that cutting out of calories completely will not pay off! Have less fat content and limited calories to control your body weight.
13. EATING WHEN STRESSED OUT
You will feel like eating something tasty when you are in a physical or mental break down just to get diverted from what you have been leaning on and to bounce yourself back to normal. That’s sounds common and cool. Yet it best serves when you say strict No to it. And chocolate is given special importance in this case, as it is a super fat giver.
14. YOU SLEEP WITH LIGHTS ON
The American Journal of epidemiology says that when you sleep under the light, your peaceful night not only gets interrupted but also increases your body fat. This habit is so peculiar and not everyone do that. But commonly youngsters do this without knowing the consequences. But keep it in mind, if you want to look slimy then keep the light dimmy. Else the rest will be history.
15. YOU BRING YOUR PHONE AND IPAD INTO THE BEDROOM
Research again in Zero Belly found out that the more you stick on to electronics while in bed, the flabbier you will turn out to be! You might be busy with your laptop doing office work or a student working on the project, a social media freak, a game addict or in a serious relationship. Excuses can be many. But if you invite gadgets daily you will as well invite fat gain.
16. YOU DON’T RELAX AFTER WORK
The life is so hectic and you hardly find leisure, we understand. But it is great to follow what is advisable. Though hard work seems admirable and effective it is mandatory to maintain a stress free body and mind. So cool your heels sometime, relax, refresh, make sure you feel better and then get back to work. Because when your body is under pressure your metabolism gets affected and that can also increase your fat content due to the interruption of a balanced processing of certain hormone secretion.
All right now, you guys would have got very clear and thoughtful about how to maintain your physique in an attractive and healthy way.