You are keeping a count of your calorie intake, reduced sugar intake and going for your regular jogging still not seeing a noticeable result in your weight loss program? Many new researchers found that it’s not just what you’re eating that matters-When you’re eating, how you are eating and how long you spend eating can help you lose weight more significantly. Maybe you need to check these worst dining habits that you have been doing from childhood days.
1. Eating heavy meals at night:
At night like we are tired even our digestive system is tired and it needs light food to digest. You might be eating those French fries, pizzas, burgers or food filled with cheese and oil at night but your system won’t be able to digest it all. Shift your meals from heavy carbohydrate rich food to light protein rich food like a platter of fresh salad with sprouts and salmon.
2. Eating too late:
Eating too late at night and then crashing into the bed for sleep does the maximum damage as there is no time left for digestion of the food. Try to keep a gap of 2-3 hours at least between sleep and dinner. Eating early can accelerate your weight loss program. Best dinner time as per various researchers is between 7 PM to 8.30 PM.
3. Drinking excessive water with food:
While watching TV one tends to drink too much water with meals which in return damages the digestion process and leads to increased waist line as well. Drink only 2-3 sips of water with meals and 1-2 glass of water after 1-2 hours of meal. This would not only help you to lose weight faster but also make you feel light and active after meals.
4. Smoking after dinner:
Most of the people lit that cigarette immediately after dinner, it affects negatively the metabolic rate. Studies from experts proved that smoking a cigarette after a meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes.
5. Walk about and digest the food:
People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live longer! It’s a myth! Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food eaten.
6. Eating desert with dinner:
It’s always tempting to end the meal with desert but eating sweets at night can multiply the adverse affects on your weight loss program. Sweets should be eaten early in the morning preferable with breakfast or lunch as the entire day’s activity will break down those calories.
7. Eating while watching TV:
Often you try to finish your day’s remaining work done during dinner time and eat in front of your computer screens or TV? You end up over eating and not even keep a count on how much you ate. Even worse, these eating habits are very easily followed by your kids also as it’s a very common habit these days for kids to eat while watching TV at night or playing games on the computer. Avoid these simple things,relax your mind and enjoy the food with your with your loved ones, as dinner time can be a quality time spent with family as well.
Watch these harmful dinner habits and start afresh with good ones.