Don't you think its enough that you've lost weight in the first place by limiting your diet and exercising? Well, that's only half of the story. Keeping it that way is another. For those of us that have trouble maintaining our diets, bad habits get the best of us and ultimately lead to reverting back to our old selves. Let's go over what happed.
It's easy to stress out over your diet at times. If you are serious about your diet, you must find it hard to not feel like you are letting yourself themselves down under dietary restrictions and exercise routines. The feeling that you are not in control teamed with not getting the results you predicted adds stress to your day.
When fighting off stress your body needs sugar. This is why it is said that sweets are good for you when battling with stress. However in this case it's important to stay within the bound of what you eat normally. You shouldn't overdo it. Taking in too much sugar can cause you to become fat. Although it's not certain when you get stress, if you find yourself irritated, as long as it's in moderation you should have something containing sugar. It's also important to find something that doesn't involve eat to help you relieve stress. This may involve taking a walk every once in while or spending more time with a hobby of yours.
In a day, it is said that at least 2 liters of water leaves the body. Believe it our not, this is not just limited to the amount you loose when you go to the bathroom or sweat when exercising. As you breathe, fluids are lost as well. Throughout the day it's important to replenish fluids by eating or drinking along the way. Knowing how to effectively rehydrate your body is the key to preventing dehydration.
Ways to drink and take in fluids efficiently
Better way to rehydrate
It is said that the body can optimally absorb 200ml of liquid. Any more than this will be simply excreted though your urine, sending you to the bathroom more often. This is why it is best to limit fluid intake to 200ml at a time when rehydrating. This may either involve drinking from a smaller cup, or taking your time when drinking from larger containers.
Better timing in the way you drink
When you sleep, you also sweat. That why you are dehydrated right after waking up in the morning. It most important that you rehydrate during this time. It is also good to have something to drink before eating. By drinking before a meal it is easy to reach a sense of fullness. Don't forget to drink before and after activity that causes you to sweat, such as exercise and taking a bath. With the right timing, dehydration shouldn't be a problem.
Being properly hydrated can help your diet. It turns out that without proper hydration, your body can't burn off fat, making it harder to slim down the way you want to. So, before thinking about succeeding in your diet, make sure that you are drinking enough fluids.
The success of your diet and how much sleep you get are interrelated. Lack of sleep can negatively affect your diet. Under this condition, leptin, a hormone in your body associate with your appetite, levels are driven down、making it harder to feel full. This potentially causes you to eat more than usual.
Another side effect that comes along with lack of sleep is that your days are longer, making it unavoidable to eat late at times. In addition, it makes dipping into fat stores and burning of the fat that that you are use to using while you sleep impossible.
Although the amount of sleep you need varies from person to person, it's important to get the amount that is right for you. If you don't, then this could be one of the reasons why you may be getting fat. Let's not let that happen. Manage your time and make sure you get enough sleep.
Don't let your eating habits get the best of you both during and between meals.
Watching the time you eat
Most people are use to eating 3 meals a day. However, skipping breakfast is just as common. For cases such as this, the body reacts by trying to absorb as much nutrients as possible. This can potentially cause you to gain weight. It is also important to be careful what you eat later in the evening, such as after going home from work. After a long day of work you are less likely to burn the calories you take in, which is bad timing if you are thinking about indulging a little. As nice as topping your day off with a nice meal sounds, it leave nothing left but to sleep. In this case, you don't burn a lot of calories which leaves your body with no choice but to store excess energy as fat. To avoid this, it is recommended that you limit your evening meal calorie intake and possibly doe some chores, such as cleaning or preparing for the next days work, before going to sleep.
Eliminating unnecessary snack time
It's often hard not to resist of snack during work or at home. Have you ever thought that the reason why you snack is that your mouth might be lonely? This might be the reason why you are getting fat. In contrast, it may be better that you don't try so hard too resist because the stress could lead to you eating more later. In order to keep your mouth from getting lonely it is recommended that you chew gum. By chewing gum you not only have something to keep your mouth preoccupied, it acts as a deterrent from snacking. In choosing the right gum, it is better to go with gum containing less sugar, which has the minimum effect on your blood sugar levels.
When you are at home spending your free time, stay active to avoid situations that call for a snack. This doesn't have to entail that you go working out. Taking a walk, or even doing some house work would be sufficient. For those of us that don't walk enough, this is an excellent chance to do so while avoiding stressful situations and snacking your diet away.
It may seem difficult to get everything right the first time, but there piles of people that get fat for these reasons. That is why it's important that we eliminate bad habits that can make us fat.