If you’re having trouble losing weight, your diet could be the problem.
Here are some of the worst eating habits that are slowing down your metabolism and making it harder to lose weight:
- Eating too much sugar. This includes foods with added sugars like sugary cereals, granola bars, or yogurts. It also includes fruit juices and fruit smoothies because they have a lot of sugar in them too. Eating too much sugar makes you hungry faster, so you end up eating more throughout the day than you normally would if you weren’t eating so much sugar at once. And since all that excess sugar gets stored as fat in our bodies, it’s not helping us lose weight!
- Skipping meals altogether. Skipping meals will cause your body to go into starvation mode where it will store calories as fat instead of burning them for energy.
- Not eating enough protein. Protein helps you stay full longer and is essential for building muscle mass which burns more calories than other types of tissue in the body (such as fat). Without enough protein in your diet, you’ll have trouble staying full between meals which can lead to overeating later on in the day or binge eating at night time because you’re so hungry!
- Eating late at night. It’s tempting to eat late at night when you’re exhausted and hungry, but it can actually cause more harm than good. If you’re not careful, late-night snacking can lead to weight gain, especially if you fall into the habit of eating throughout the day. This is because when you eat large meals late in the day, your body has more time to store those calories as fat instead of burning them off as energy needed for daily activities like work or exercise.