Everyday habits that are sabotaging your weight-loss goals (Part 2)

In last week’s edition, I discussed four weight loss habits that could be sabotaging your weight loss goals. This week, I am continuing with four more, so before you give up completely on your weight loss goals, check to see if you’re guilty of any of the following habits that will sabotage any diet and exercise plan.

1)You underestimate the power of sleep

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition a good night’s rest helps you cut down on fats carbs and sugars. Lack of sleep, on the contrary, makes you eat way more than usual. It basically forces you to reach for food even if you’re full and that only increases your blood sugar and fat storage, so if you want to shed excess weight you need to take that eight-hour journey to dreamland each night. This type of sleep schedule is better not only for weight loss but for your wallet.

2) You eat too fast

Studies show that it takes our body 20 minutes to understand that we’re full, so if you eat faster than you should, you take in more calories than you need before you realize it’s time to stop. Eating too quickly also increases your risk of developing serious problems like acid reflux and type-2 diabetes. Experts recommend taking small bites, chewing your food thoroughly and practicing mindful eating. It means fully concentrating on your food savouring its smell, taste and even texture. Make time for all of your main meals, it’ll only play in your favour…..