These 4 Bad Habits Are Likely Causing You to Gain Weight

Posted by Healthy Truth on Aug 19th 2019

There are all kinds of annoying bad habits that lead to weight gain. Some of them are more insidious than others. Some are so subtle you might not even think they would ever lead to weight gain. But you know a bad habit when you see one, and as soon as you identify what it is that’s stopping you from living a healthy life, you don’t want to waste any time before you nip it in the bud and start over fresh.

We all know the basic bad habits — late-night snacking, drinking a little too much wine with friends at brunch — that leave us feeling crappy. But we’re also going to reveal some of the more unknown bad habits that lead to weight gain. Get ready to take notes because if you can get rid of all the following bad habits, you won’t have any trouble getting your diet and your lifestyle on track.

Snacking Too Much Between Meals

It seems like every brand is coming out with a new, tasty snack for you to sink your teeth into. There are endless options to keep us busy between meals, but the more you snack in between your meals, the more excess calories you end up consuming and you’ll ruin your appetite for the next meal. Excessive snacking can also mess up your nutrition goals for the day because let’s face it, most snacks aren’t exactly healthy. They’re usually packed with all kinds of sugar, artificial ingredients, and sodium that prevent you from thinking clearly.

If you’re finding it hard not to eat between meals, you might not be eating the right kind of food that will keep you feeling full enough. Try Healthy Truth GO PRO Protein Powder Blend for breakfast; making a smoothie with this protein-packed powder (15 grams of protein per serving and only 150 calories!) will ensure you stay full until lunch.

Not Going to Sleep on Time

You might be wondering how on earth sleep plays a role in your diet. After all, it’s not like sleeping adds or reduces the number of calories you eat, right? Not exactly. When you don’t sleep enough and your sleep schedule is all out of whack, a lot of things happen. For one, the level of stress hormones rise in your body, which means your body will store more fat. Additionally, when you’re not well-rested, you end up making poor choices throughout the day, including what you eat for lunch. So make sure you’re sleeping at least seven or eight hours a night so you can be the best version of yourself when you wake up in the morning.

You Eat Out Very Often

We get it, you’re busy and you don’t have time to cook every single meal you eat. You don’t have to be your own personal chef in order to eat like a champion, though. Meal prep on the weekends to get ready for the week. Because eating out almost guarantees you’ll eat food that’s too fatty, too calorically dense, and too salty. When you see and control what goes into your body, you’ll end up making better choices because you can’t lie to yourself anymore. There are plenty of easy meal-prep recipes to follow online if you don’t know where to start.

You Stay Out Late With the Wrong People

Who you spend time with says a lot about your habits and your lifestyle. If you’re always going out drinking with the friends in your life who love to party, you’re going to consume a lot of extra calories that you really don’t need. That includes wine, beer, cocktails, and all the late-night pizza and burritos you’ll probably eat when you leave the bar. Surround yourself with the kind of people who will inspire and motivate you to live your life in a healthy way. 

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