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How to Break Bad Habits to Lose Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 21, 2012
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  • Always eat your breakfast no matter what.
  • Quit smoking, you are killing yourself.
  • Avoid all types of junk foods, and go for healthy options.
  • Drink enough water and hydrate your body.

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Bad habits hinder your chances of losing weight. No matter how much you try you will never succeed if you happen to embrace all the wrong lifestyle habits.

 

breaking habits for weight lossAre you an unsuccessful dieter? You surely need to figure out why you fail to shed the extra pounds even after following weight loss programs for weeks.  Take a note of these ideas to break bad habits to lose weight and you’ll soon find yourself fitting into your old clothes.

 

Do Away with your Favourite Food Addictions

  • If you find it impossible to stay away from your favourite eatables, the least you can do is to keep a watch on the quantity you take.
  • Keep tempting food items out of your sight or just ask someone to hide them. Giving up your favourite chocolate, sweet, shake and soda isn’t a piece of cake, however, to attain the ideal body weight, you need to control your temptations.
  • Instead of planning to give up your favourite food addictions for two months, begin with two weeks. Soon you’ll find yourself losing weight after doing away with your temptations.

 

Never skip Breakfast

It’s a common notion that skipping breakfast would help you to cut calories and keep a watch on your weight, but studies have shown that people, who eat breakfast, are more successful in losing weight.

 

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of American Diabetes Association found that those, who eat breakfast, are 43 per cent less likely to develop obesity, 34 per cent less likely to have type 2 diabetes and 40 per cent less likely to develop abdominal obesity. [Read: Breakfast Ideas to Lose Weight]

 

A healthy breakfast provides fibre, calcium, vitamins A and C, zinc and iron, less fat and dietary cholesterol. Breakfast fills you with energy required to carry out various activities of the day.


Quit Smoking

In a study on obesity, British researchers examined over 21,828 middle-aged people. It was found that though BMIs of smokers were lower than those of non-smokers, smokers had greater waist-to-hip ratios. Smoking impacts the areas where your body accumulates fat making you prone to unwanted weight gain. Quit smoking for a slimmer and toned silhouette. 

 

Stop being a Grazer

Your busy day schedule or high activity level may require you to have high caloric intake, but it does not mean that you must keep eating 24*7. Keep a tab on what you eat. Three full-meals a day will give you the required amount of daily calories. Do not gorge on food every time you get an opportunity to. Carry low-calorie snacks, such as  whole-wheat crackers or rice puffs with you to satiate yourself between meals.

 

Before you adhere to these tips, envision yourself after your weight-loss efforts in the toned silhouette, you’ll surely feel motivated to lose weight,

 

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