Do you know that your morning routine has an impact on not only your overall health but also your ability to lose or maintain weight? Waking up late, bingeing immediately after waking up, and even eating processed food – can have a negative impact on your health. The most surprising thing is that we may not even realise we are doing something wrong until we step on a weighing scale or have a health problem that necessitates an urgent doctor visit. Here are five common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight.
After fasting all night, our bodies require food first thing in the morning, and skipping breakfast causes unnecessary strain on our organs. Skipping breakfast also leads to unplanned snacking at work and eating a large meal for lunch, which increases the calorie count. A protein and fibre-rich breakfast, on the other hand, can easily make you feel full for longer and reduce the likelihood of a future binge. Breakfast is beneficial because it provides your body with essential vitamins first thing in the morning.
Not Drinking Water
One of the most common mistakes people make when they wake up is not drinking water and eating high-calorie foods. Drinking water first thing in the morning not only flushes out toxins but also speeds up your metabolism. The best part about drinking water first thing in the morning is that it contains no calories. So, try drinking at least a glass of water first thing in the morning.
Saying No To Carbs
When it comes to weight loss, a carbless diet is just a fad. Carbohydrate is an important macronutrient that your body requires, especially when you wake up and your glycogen stores are depleted. Furthermore, the key to losing weight is not to avoid carbs but to maintain a calorie deficit and eat in small amounts.
Not Eating Fresh
Packed foods, mini meals, and ready-to-eat meals have pushed fresh fruits and vegetables to the back burner. Packed foods frequently contain preservatives, which are difficult for the human body to digest on an empty stomach. Alternatively, start your day with a glass of fresh juice, smoothie, or fruit chaat because they are low in calories and contain all of the essential minerals that your body craves in the morning.
People nowadays associate a high protein diet with muscle building and being bad for the liver. Although a protein-rich diet is necessary for muscle growth and repair, it also keeps you fuller for longer. The main thing to remember is that protein should be consumed in proportion to one's body weight; for example, if you exercise every day, 1.8 to 2.2 grams (g) of protein per kilogramme of body weight is ideal, whereas consuming 1 g of protein per kilogramme of body weight is recommended.
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