Most people on a weight loss diet wonder why the scale isn’t coming down even after healthy eating and living. Apparently, all this can be tied to your night time routine. Here are 5 habits you need to kick in order to see those desired results.
1. TV time snacking:
If you are a fan of snacking in front of the TV, it can be hard to go through 30 minutes without putting something in your mouth. The thing with TV time snacking is that people are never aware of how much they have eaten.Since potion control is key to losing weight, you have to keep count.
All foods have calories. Even if you are snacking on carrots, going overboard will definitely make you gain weight. So before you post yourself in front of the TV, make sure you measure the correct serving of whatever you are snacking on and stick with it till your telly time is over.
2. Alcohol before bed:
Besides having empty calories, alcohol before bed can mess with a person’s sleep routine. People have been known to wake up in the middle of the night or not sleep well. According to research, sleep deprivation interferes with hunger hormones. This makes one more likely to crave and even eat junk food thereby sabotaging ones weight loss efforts.
3. Perusing your e-gadgets before bed
Phones, laptops and TV can affect your sleep routine because of the blue light emitted by the LEDs in these gadgets. Try turning them off an hour before bedtime. DO NOT sleep with the TV on as the light and sound can interrupt your sleep all night long. You need that deep sleep in order to maintain a healthy mind and body. And if you cant get a shut eye without the TV on, at least set the sleep timer.
4. Going to bed late
Much as we are required to have at least 7 hours of sleep at night, more than 33% of us don’t get that optimum amount of sleep. According to a research from Harvard University sleep deprivation can make one gain weight. Over the course of the 16-year study, women who had less than 6 hours of sleep were more likely to add 30 pounds.
5.Waking up too late