It’s time to figure out what’s wrong with your “healthy” habits and why they often make you grow in breadth by leaps and bounds.
1. You exercise every day
If you are committed to your training, that’s good. But at the same time, you can’t overdo it with the gym, lifting weights, running. This will not give you any health or benefit: the body will not get time to recover and rebuild, you can get injured, get very tired and get an uneven load.
No progress, no fun and no benefit.
2. You don’t eat all day to fill your belly later.
If you regularly save calories on the days when you have a feast or a feast for the whole world, nothing good will come of it. The fact is that this is the worst eating habit that can be. If you pounce on food hungry, you overeat a lot and only get better.
Before you go to the feast, eat some vegetables or nuts. If you drink alcohol, limit yourself to two drinks, so you don’t get drunk and don’t overeat.
3. You eat everything low fat
From all sides they scream that fatty food is harmful, fu-fu-fu, instant death. But at the same time, eating only fat-free foods is a road to nowhere, because fats not only help you absorb vitamins, but also keep you feeling full longer. Therefore, it is recommended to consume more healthy fats: avocado, olive oil, fish, butter, coconut oil.
4. You sleep too much
Very sad, but good sleep can be too much. Sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain, but too much sleep not only makes you feel worse, it also contributes to weight gain.
Try to sleep from six to seven hours a day, and then everything will be in perfect order.
5. You don’t eat the yolk
Protein omelettes are wonderful and very, very tasty, very healthy. But at the same time, if you fundamentally do not eat the yolk without medical indications for this, you are missing out on a source of vitamin D and choline.
6. You only do one type of exercise.
Exercising only one muscle group is not only boring, but also stupid, because the body develops disproportionately. Some muscles become stronger, while others remain the same as they were before.
7. You eat before exercise
No need to eat before and after training. Enough to eat after a workout to restore some energy. If you are very hungry before training, eat some nuts to refresh yourself.
8. You eat too much protein.
Protein can be beneficial on a diet and help build your body, but it can also cause significant weight problems. If you eat more protein than your body needs, it will be stored as fat and excess amino acids will be excreted. No sense — just extra fat.
Check with your doctor how much protein you need per day, and consume protein based on this number.
9. You don’t eat dessert.
In an effort to lose weight, you avoid desserts and do yourself a disservice. First, if you used to enjoy eating sweets, you will be in a bad mood because of the restrictions. Secondly, you run the risk of breaking loose and eating sweets on a bad day. Thirdly, you lose carbohydrates and nutrients!
10. Your exercises are only yoga.
If you’re only doing yoga or stretching, it won’t do you any good. Much better for the figure are complex exercises.
11. You switched from sugar to non-natural sweeteners.
Do you want to stop consuming sugar? Never buy products with sweeteners. This is the same sugar, but even more harmful. For example, for your intestines. Many artificial sweeteners release insulin, which increases the risk of diabetes. In addition, palm oil, which is added to “sugar-free” products, accumulates additional fat.
12. You drink smoothies after a hard workout.
If you had a mind-blowing workout that left you sweaty, it’s a bad mistake to fill up on a protein shake or smoothie. It is better to just drink water, so you will restore the water balance.
13. You eat “healthy” snacks too often.
All these bars in bright packages, promising you to lose weight or beckoning with “sugar free” inscriptions, are just marketing. It is better to make snacks with Greek yogurt, dried fruits, nuts.
14. You wake up in the morning to exercise
Waking up to go running at five in the morning and then dragging yourself to work is the worst idea you can think of. You will always be tired, and fatigue forces us to overeat.
15. You skip meals
If you skip meals, you will not get enough carbohydrates and proteins, and therefore you will not be able to enjoy and enjoy life. It is better to eat a balanced meal than to go hungry all day and then overeat.
16. You filled a full plate with healthy food.
Just because your food is healthy doesn’t mean you can overeat. Even the healthiest foods can play tricks on you if you overeat and have stomach pain.
17. You eat gluten-free food.
If you have gluten intolerance, then this is a different matter, you will have to leave your favorite goodies aside so as not to suffer from the stomach. But if you run after fashion and, having no reason, refuse gluten food, you can gain weight due to an unbalanced diet.
18. You stopped eating milk
Just like that. If you are lactose intolerant, choose lactose-free products and enjoy life. But if you thoughtlessly got rid of dairy products in the body, you risk losing your health.
19. You only buy “organic” and “natural”
“Organic” and “natural” are not always healthy. In addition, very often manufacturers sin: they spank these stickers on everything. Read our article on greenwashing to learn more.
20. You order only the healthiest-looking dish.
First, people go to restaurants to enjoy the food and the environment. And secondly, buy yourself that burger, since you already came!
21. You refused coffee
If you refused coffee for objective reasons, it’s okay. It is better to refuse a cup of fragrant espresso if anxiety and sleep problems appear after it. But if you just switched to decaffeinated coffee, you better not. It causes weight gain, overeating.