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Habits You Should Avoid When Trying To Lose Weight

Meaning to lose the extra pounds and get in shape? Here are some common malpractices avoiding which will help you reduce weight in no time.

Staying fit is something everyone wants to indulge in, but that seldom happens in real life. Other factors besides calorie shortage contribute to a faster metabolism and hence easier weight reduction. If you want to lose weight and tone up, there are activities you should cut out of your evening routine. We’ve compiled a list of the top things you should avoid doing after 6 pm if you’re trying to slim down. Read on to know them all.

Indulging In Caffeine

A single cup of coffee has enough caffeine to alert you for six hours. You need at least 7 hours of sleep each night to lose weight, but the caffeine rush might keep you awake all night. Before 6 o’clock in the evening, relax with a cup of coffee.

No one would argue that fruits aren’t a vital part of a healthy diet, but according to Ayurveda, eating them too late in the day can interfere with digestion and cause a spike in blood sugar from the natural sugars they contain; both of which can keep you up at night. That’s why loading up on nutrient-rich foods is essential before 6 o’clock.

Not eating enough during the day and then bingeing in the evening can take you out of calorific deficit and make weight reduction difficult, so don’t do it. As such, it will not help us lose weight to “bank” calories for later consumption. Our metabolism slows down in the evening. Therefore it’s not a good idea to have carbs, especially refined carbs, for supper.

Give In To Late-Night Cravings

Snacking late at night raises the likelihood that extra calories will be stored as fat (because metabolism drops off significantly in the evening), and it can also disrupt your sleep pattern, both of which are detrimental to your weight loss efforts.

The best way to reduce weight is to keep your food consumption concentrated on the earlier parts of the day and keep the later meals as light as possible. Also, you can make sure you time your supper till 7 pm so your body has time to digest it by the time you go to bed. This helps in an active metabolism and reduces your sleep related problems.

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Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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