A lot of people want to lose weight.
But only a few percentage of them seriously striving for it.
Some people take it easy.
And some people take it too easy that they don’t realize they’re actually practicing habits that gain weight.
In this post, we’re going to talk about bad habits that cause weight gain.
Eating Too Fast
Eating quickly might help you to save some time.
But did you know? When you’re eating too quickly that you don’t give any space of time between two morsels, there is a high chance that you don’t really enjoy the food and therefore you don’t really feel satisfied of the food. It can lead you to the next craving which means you wanna eat more beyond the regular meal.
This can surely make you gain weight.
Watching TV with a snack in your hand
Being a couch potato is the easiest way to live a sedentary lifestyle during the quarantine..
That is not the healthiest thing to do, of course.
Your eyes can get hurt or uncomfortable in someway.
Besides, watching a TV for a long time might tempt you to eat a huge amount of ‘little snacks’ which can lead to weight gain.
Drinking the sweets
We need to drink approximately 2 water per day.
But watch your drink. Are you drinking healthily?
Drinking sweet soda, alcohol, or even store-bought juices can make you gain weight because they usually contain A LOT OF SUGARS!
Consuming too much sugar is one of the easiest ways to gain belly fat.
Having a treat after dinner
Eating dessert after dinner can add more calories to your body before you’re going to sleep.
To make it worse, an after-dinner treat is usually contain a high amount of sugar which can lead to the formation of belly fat.
Sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of the Night
Especially during quarantine when the schedule isn’t so strict and staying up all night might happen more often, you might get tempted to sneak into the kitchen for some snack.
But, that’s not healthy for the body.
In fact, staying up all night and being sleep-deprived can lead to unhealthy weight gain because you are giving more opportunities to your mind to be craving for food.
Even when you don’t feel really hungry, staying up all night can lead to you to a boredom and get you thinking about food. Am I right?
Skipping Exercise and Physical Activity
Whether it’s quarantine or not, moving your body is always important to keep you fit and healthy.
Skipping exercise and avoiding physical activity can increase the risk of unhealthy weight gain.
So, do the exercise when you can. You should have a lot of free time during quarantine for taking care of your body, am I right? You can also invite your kids to do the exercise to educate them about the healthy routine.
Using foods to run from stress
Using foods to escape from bad mood sounds appetizing, huh?
Especially during these times, boredom might attack too often, am I right?
After trying so many things to fight the boredom, you probably think about foods.
And that, my friend, is where the emotional eating kickstart.
Using foods to run from stress can seriously make you gain weight in unhealthy way.
It can ruin your relationship with food, too.
If you feel stressed out, take a moment to contemplate. Write down your feelings. Take a shower and relax your mind.
If you feel bored, there are a lot of boredom boosters that you can do even during quarantine! You can try journaling, origami, or even DIY home decorating!