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 body.
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.