Find out which are the 7 common habits that make you get fat, so that they don’t fall in your way or else, to change the course and so you can lose weight.
Things that make you fatten up
- Dieting after diet
If you are always on a diet, the body interprets food deprivation as a habit and metabolism become “thrifty”, suppressing the normal production of fat-burning hormones and stimulating those that promote their storage.
- Taking little calcium
Eating two or three dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese) a day helps burn more fat. A University of Tennessee (USA) study found that adding enough calcium to a balanced diet helped burn more fat, especially from the abdominal area. If milk doesn’t suit you, take it lactose-free.
- Sleeping too much
More than 7-8 hours helps slow down the metabolism because the body at rest needs less energy to function. However, poor sleep is also bad, affecting hormones such as ghrelin and cortisol, disrupting appetite and mood. In addition, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, sleep less than 7 hours generates insulin resistance and therefore increased the risk of type 2 diabetes and a tendency to gain weight.
- Breakfast only one coffee
When you get up, a full breakfast is key because it activates your metabolism, so you start to “work” and burn calories. In addition, not eating breakfast well exposes you to hypoglycemia (a drop in blood sugar level), so you will be less efficient and in the middle of the morning, you will have a voracious hunger.
- Eating after hours
Metabolism is a routine lover. You need to know when you will receive food, that is, energy, to perform your functions. If we follow regular meal times, it works like clockwork. But if we eat at untimely times, it is quite possible that the metabolism will slow down because it interprets that you may not receive the necessary calories.
- Take your bread off
Although it has a reputation for fattening, if you don’t abuse it and don’t accompany it with fatty foods, it’s not to blame for the extra pounds. Experts insist that including it in the diet encourages you to follow it because it is very satiating. However, switch to whole wheat bread: its fiber fills and regulates you.
- Dining fruit and yogurt
Although the dinner should be light, it should be complete. A poor dinner causes nutritional deficiencies and fattening more easily because, as happens when you suppress any food, your metabolism saves and you suffer from hypoglycemia that leads to hunger.