3 Eating Habits That Prevent You From Losing Weight
When it comes to losing weight you are probably thinking of diets, exercise and maybe even weight loss pills. Its true that diet and exercise is vitally important for losing weight but there is something more fundamental that most dieters overlook. The simple truth is that it's your eating habits and nothing else that got you to where you are. Its been said that first we form our habits and then our habits form us.
Our eating habits are some of the most ingrained patterns in our brains. If you consider the fact that we only really need very little food to keep us alive, the majority of what we eat is redundant and we tend to eat out of habit. If you want to lose weight you will need to change your habitual dieting patterns. This can be a real challenge. Instead, let me offer you 3 very simple habits that you can change to start seeing some reduction in your body weight without having to go on yet another diet.
- Skipping Breakfast.
So many people make the mistake of thinking that by not eating they will lose weight. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and by not eating breakfast you actually slow down your metabolism and slow down your body's natural process for burning calories and fat.
- Midnight Snacking
How often do you snack before bedtime? This is one of the most devastating dieting habits there is because when you snack before bedtime you make your body work when its suppose to rest. This is one sure fire way to wake up tired - and when you wake up tired you usually reach for a coffee or an energy drink or something that's not healthy.
- Fast Foods
We all know that greasy take always are extremely unhealthy and one of the main reasons we are so fat as a nation. Going for quick-fix meal that only takes 1 minute to prepare is the reason why so few people ever cook proper meal. Instant meals just do not have the nutritional value that real food has. Apart from that, the preservatives in microwave meals are detrimental to your weight loss efforts.
At first it might seem hard or even impossible to break these habits - especially if they are something you've been doing for a long time. I suggest you take them one at a time and never replace on bad habit with another bad one. Focus on developing good eating habits. It will serve you very well.