5. You Keep Your Environment Hot
Some people stay naturally cold throughout the day and end up turning up the heater to a high temperature. While you may feel more comfortable in your house while you sleep or do your daily activities, you may be ruining your chances of losing weight. Cold temperatures can actually help you lose weight since your body has to use more calories to warm your body up naturally. Staying in a warm environment can rob your body of going through this process.
4. You Use Your Phone in Your Bed
In this day and age, we are absolutely addicted to our phones. They are the first thing we check in the morning, what we check every five seconds during the day, and more often than not, the last thing we see before we fall asleep. Checking your phone in bed can be unhealthy as the blue light from the phone can prevent you from falling asleep in a timely manner. Poor sleep leads to weight loss and a host of other issues so try to give yourself some distance between your phone and your bed.
3. You Went to Bed Too Late
While staying up late is something that we all do even though we know we shouldn’t, you may be surprised to learn that it could be the reason you can’t shed those extra pounds. People who stay up later tend to eat extra meals throughout the day and especially at night. This would normally be okay, but people tend to slow down at night instead of staying active like they do in the daytime.Related: Here’s How Much Sleep You Need According to Your Age
2. You Watch While You Eat
For a variety of reasons, you may find yourself eating your dinner in front of the television or your phone. It seems harmless enough to not be a problem, but the problem with this is that you aren’t paying attention to what you eat. Being careless with your food could potentially lead to overeating, so try to focus on your food during dinner. So, instead of watching while you eat, watch what you eat. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to get a little less TV during the week.
1. You Didn’t Eat Whole Grain
Eating refined carbohydrates like white bread can be stopping you from reaching your goal of weight loss. Refined carbohydrates get saved as sugar, digest quicker, and can actually keep you hungry not long after your last meal. Unrefined carbohydrates like whole-grain bread can keep you full for longer and actually keep your blood sugar levels at a healthy level. Try to eat whole grain foods in your future, and you may be happy on your next trip to the scale.Related: 8 Unusually Effective Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips