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It’s easy to fall into bad habits when it comes to eating. We often get into a routine where we are eating the same thing every day. However, your food habits could be stopping you from losing weight. Here are a few bad food habits you need to avoid so that you can maintain a healthy weight.
Adding cheese to everything
One bad food habit that could be stopping you losing weight is when you are adding extra cheese to your meals. If you have already included cheese in the dish, there’s no need to have some extra on top of the food. Although cheese is a great form of calcium and protein, too much of it could be causing you to become overweight. A lot of people don’t realise that even an ounce of cheese has 100 calories in it. Also, research has found that a diet with a lot of daily can even double your chances of death. Therefore, you need to cut back on how much cheese you have on a daily basis. Rethink adding extra to your jacket potato at lunch!
Not having a good balance of food groups for meals
Another bad food habit that could be stopping you losing weight is if you are not having a good balance of food groups for meals. You need to stop and think whether the meal you are about to have has enough carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fat. It’s so easy to miss out important food groups when we are making meals. You should also ensure you are having some form of fruit and vegetables with your dinner. It will ensure you stay healthy and will enable you to lose weight. If you are struggling to think of well-balanced meals to eat, you might want to consider finding weight loss programs for a healthier you. They will be able to guide you on what to eat to stay healthy.
An additional bad food habit that could be stopping you losing weight is if you are skipping breakfast. It’s so important to make sure you are starting the day off right. Not only will your body lack energy as it needs fuel to kick start it, but it can mean you will end up snacking during the morning. Therefore, you need to eat some form of breakfast to ensure you lose weight. Starting the day off right with a good smoothie which will give you the energy to last through the day. Fill it with delicious fruit and vegetables to ensure you have a healthy start to the day!
Eating when not hungry
Another bad food habit which could be stopping you losing weight is if you are eating when you are not hungry. It’s so easy to mindlessly eat when we are watching a TV show or movie. But our body doesn’t need the extra calories when it’s not necessary. Therefore, you will struggle to lose weight, and will put more on! Drink water instead while you are watching the screen.
Remember to make sure you don’t add too many condiments to your dinner. This bad food habit could increase your calorie count more than you think.
Starting a real fitness regime is enough of a challenge without adding on an extra hurdle. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, that hurdle is the people that they live with. Housemates or roommates can add a bit of trouble to those who want to get fit and healthy and use the home to do it. But it’s a challenge that can be solved in a lot of ways. So here, we’re going to look at a few.
Get them to join in
The best case scenario is that your roommate or housemate is not only fine with your exercising, but also willing to join in. There are lots of exercise routines, like cycling, that can easily be done together. Not only is it a lot more fun, but it’s also a much more motivating way to stick to your exercise. So ask your roommate if they want to join you. You might be surprised by the answer.
The trouble with food
When you’re sticking to a healthy eating plan, other people can be the biggest problem you have to face. As with every relapse risk, it’s other people indulging that can really make you itch. If you live with people who eat a lot of junk food, it needs to be addressed. You can ask them to not buy specific foods that are tempting to you. Either that or simply ask them to keep it out of sight, even hidden. Most people will be very understanding about this. Just make sure that you’re polite, not demanding about it.
If you work out from home, there’s a lot of concern about how much of an inconvenience you might be proving to your housemates. If you’re lucky, housemates will let you know and ask you (politely) to adjust. One of the most embarrassing inconveniences is smell. You have to deal with it in your clothes and your room. Wash your clothes immediately, avoiding things like fabric softener which aren’t needed for sweat. Scentsy warmers and similar things, along with open windows and dehumidifiers, will be tremendous help for the room. Then there’s the noise. Always be considerate of when you’re working out, for one. Don’t do super early morning exercises if you can avoid it. Then use equipment like bike trainer mats to reduce the amount of noise you make.
Don’t be embarrassed
The point above is going to be even worse for those who have a natural sense of embarrassment about working out. This embarrassment can come from all kinds of places, but you shouldn’t let it stop you. When you’re starting to feel too embarrassed to exercise, remember that very few people will try to make you feel ashamed about efforts to get fit.
We hope that the tips above help you exercise and eat well more conveniently when living with others. A lot of this can be talked out, and will prove a lot less of a problem if you work your issues together. But these tips can help you get there.
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