We all have small rituals in the morning. Whether this means hitting
the snooze button for half an hour, or getting up an hour earlier to go
jogging, we start the mornings differently, and we like to create our
mornings better so we can start the entire day better. But, if we get a
little bit closer, there are some habits that we may not notice much
about them, but they react negatively on our weight. Yes, that’s true.
Here are 6 habits that are causing weight gain:
1. You Get Changed In The Dark
According to a study published in the journal PLOS One, if
you prefer getting changed in the dark with your blinds closed in the
morning, you are missing weight-loss benefits that the sun provides for
you. This study suggests that people that are more sun-exposed in the
mornings tend to have a smaller BMI than those that avoid sun. It’s
recommended that you get exposed in the sunlight for 20-30 minutes in
the morning, so you better open those blinds!
2. Skipping The Weigh-In
Stepping on a scale brings us a tough relationship with ourselves. More like a love-hate relationship. According to a study that is published in the International Journal of Obesity, people that tend to avoid measuring their weight on scale, gain more weight much easily than the opposites. The connection is subconscious, people that avoid measurements are more likely to cheat in their diet and not pay attention to changes
3. Skipping Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you better not
skip it. Precisely, the best thing you can do to your body is getting a
full breakfast meal so you can eat less throughout the day. Skipping
breakfast will force you to binge eat all day long and you’ll still end
up feeling hungry, resulting you in gaining weight.
4. You Don’t Make Your Bed
Making our bed is a little habit that we need to practice every day,
and we all know how boring that can be, but it’s still preventing you
from getting weight. How? Well, according to A National Sleep Foundation survey
came to the results that 19% of the people that make their beds are
getting more rest than people that don’t make their beds in the morning.
A good night’s sleep is associated with a lower BMI and this little
habit can help you to feel rested and get a better sleep. And, a lean
5. Too Much Coffee, Not Enough Water
Having too much coffee and not balancing it with enough water will
have negative results for your waistline. According to nutrition and
exercise scientist, Kathleen Alleaume, the facts are straight –
we need more water and especially in the morning because of our
metabolism, and the water will help the guts to “flush” down all the
toxins and the remains that were stuck all night during sleep time.
6. Hit The Snooze Button
Kathleen Alleaume states that oversleeping is a result of
poor diet and weight gain, which is true. She also states that having
low amounts of sleep also results in lower concentration and will lead
to consuming more junk food. But in the same time, sleeping for too long
will also have the same results with weight gain because the body is
unable to sync with the proper time.