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4 Habits That Are Keeping You from Losing Weight

Don’t waste your weight-loss efforts!
4 Habits That Are Keeping You from Losing Weight

You've done everything you can to get in shape. You made a commitment to your gym membership and carved time out of your busy schedule to work out. You gave up sweets and junk food to make way for nuts, fruits, and other healthy snacks into your diet. Green juice and a chia bowl? Yes, please!

But once you step on the scale, it’s disappointing to see that nothing's changed—you’re still nowhere near your desired weight goal. Don't beat yourself up for it; it happens. To help your weight loss plan, read up on the habits you should change.

  1. Not sleeping enough

A study has found adults with poor sleeping habits were 55 percent more likely to become obese. When you're sleep-deprived, your body undergoes significant changes in its metabolism and hormone levels. Your body produces more ghrelin, the hormone that signals your brain to eat; and the more ghrelin in your system, the hungrier you get. Meanwhile, your levels of leptin, which inhibit hunger, decrease, causing a delay in telling your brain that you’re full.

  1. Overeating

Studies show that people are prone to underestimate their calorie intake. It’s important to remember that even if you’re munching on healthy snacks, the calories still count. Neglecting to portion your serving sizes won’t help you lose weight—it could also cause you to gain more pounds.

  1. Eating more carbs than protein

Carbs are your body’s energy source, and when there’s too much fuel that's not being used, it's stored in your body in the form of fat cells. Protein, on the other hand, mediates the production of ghrelin and leptin to keep you full longer, thus prevent cravings and snacking throughout the day.

  1. Skipping the weights and not doing enough cardio

Cardio has been known to effectively burn belly fat, especially the visceral fat that builds up around your organs. Additionally, resistance training or lifting weights can help you hold on to your body mass and help prevent your metabolism from slowing down. Combining the two workouts will eventually help you shed the bad fat and firm up your muscles to get you in shape.

As you work hard to break these habits, try MySlim Capsules—they have carnipure and garcitrin that help burn fat and curb your appetite, while the MySlim Yerba Mate Drinks, which come in ready-to-drink bottles or sachets, have finomate that inhibits fat absorption and helps facilitate weight loss.

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This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with MySlim.