- Jul 27
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6 HABITS TO AVOID DURING WEIGHT LOSS
Updated: Aug 17
‘It’s all fun and games until your metabolism slows down’ it is well rightly said. The metabolism is slowed down according to age but due to some of your daily habits the metabolism could drain at a faster rate too.
Below are some of the healthy habits that you can cut down and watch your metabolism improve:
DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST
One should eat a nutritious breakfast as it a great and a positive way to start your day.
Sleeping slows down your metabolism and eating healthy can light up your metabolism and help you burn more calories. Skipping breakfast leads to more cravings and often leads the body to overeat during the next meal.
NOT GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN
It is a healthy and important component to sustain weight and it feeds our muscles.
Protein promotes satiety. Protein requires more energy to break down so you’ll end up burning more calories and it will affect your metabolism.
NOT GETTING SOUND SLEEP
A sound sleep is must for a healthy living. Sleep hours should be proper as inadequate sleep can increase the risk of number of illnesses, heart diseases, diabetes and depression.
Studies have shown that inadequate amount of sleep may lower your metabolic rate and help you gain weight. Sleep cycle should be maintained properly.
CONSUMPTION OF FAST FOOD
Fast food contains more fat than regular food and these high-fat foods takes a longer period of time to digest. People dealing with stress usually tend to eat more and the food during this stress period is difficult to process and digest. These foods slow down the metabolic rate.
When the stress levels are increased our body produces a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol leads to increased appetite, cravings, decreases the desire to exercise and also helps in reducing our sleep quality. One should try to manage their stress as it affects one’s metabolism rate and health.
LACK OF STRENGTH TRAINING
Working out with weights avoids slowing down your metabolism.
Strength training helps in increasing metabolic rate in healthy people as well as in those people who are suffering from heart diseases, overweight or obese.
Strength training helps in preserving your metabolic rate during weight loss and aging.