The habits like going to bed after dinner, eat foods high in calories and have little physical activity we do gain weight very fast.

However, (although you avoid the above) there are other causes that also contribute to those extra kilos and that lead us to frustration because we do not see any results.

Detect what they are and stop doing them!

Getting little sleep is another reason why you can get fat. Rest your 8 hours!
Getting little sleep is another reason why you can get fat. Rest your 8 hours!

1. Extreme diets

Those “magic” ways to lose weight by eating less don’t work. Skipping breakfast or dinner is a mistake, because when we go long hours without eating food, the body consumes muscle mass, and not fat!

Therefore, the metabolism becomes slower to the process food and food accumulates in the intestines to cause inflammation.

2. Dissatisfaction

When we are dissatisfied we usually eat to fill emotional gaps and not because of hunger. The worst thing is that we take non- nutritious food to the stomach, believing that it will make us feel good and its effect is quite the opposite.

We gain weight and create a cycle where we feel unsatisfied, again.

Detect when you are eating for emotion and reduce portions
Detect when you are eating for emotion and reduce portions

3. Eating distracted

A practice that has become very common is not to let go of the cell phone or the computer, even when it is time for lunch, but if you want to stay in shape you should avoid it.

Distracting us causes the mind to become deconcentrated and we lose track of the amounts we eat. Be careful!

4. Eat with friends

Experts point out that we eat more when we are enjoying good company, either because it is a special moment in which it is worth leaving the diet, or because we spend more time at the table.

Do not worry! It’s okay to do it once in a while, just make sure it does n’t become a habit.

Drinks with sugar and alcohol are also frequent in meetings, avoid them!
Drinks with sugar and alcohol are also frequent in meetings, avoid them!

5. Buy food in large packages

It has happened to all of us that we decided to buy large packages in order to spend less on the supermarket, right?

The truth is that, when we see more of the same product we can fall into the temptation to ingest “one more” and thus, we end up emptying the large wrappers just by trying to save a little.