DHAC Group Fitness for All Director
You are working out, but not seeing the scale budge. Plus, you feel like you are hungry all the time! Want to know why? Examine your lifestyle – it may be causing you to overeat. Here are the top five reasons:
- You drink to much – Alcohol can increase levels of gherlin, a hormone that makes you feel hungry according to scientists. So don’t be surprised if that extra class of wine or beer may make you eat more at dinner.
- You watch to much T.V. – According to the USDA, if you watch more than two hours a day, you tend to consume larger amounts of high calorie snack foods, pizza, and sugary soft drinks.
- You don’t catch your Z’s – A study from the University of Chicago stated that people ate 221 more calories from snack foods the day after they got only 5.5 hours of sleep, compared to when they slept 8.5 hours. Skimping on your z’s will lower your “full” hormone leptin and increase ghrelin, that hungry hormone.
- You are burned out at work – Heavy workloads and and/or an overbearing boss can impact your eating habits according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Among the 230 woman in the study, those who felt burnt out were more likely to eat emotionally or uncontrollably.
- You buy tiny treats – don’t be fooled by the “fun size”. When high-calorie snacks come in small packages, people tend to eat more of them, according to the Journal of Consumer Research study.
You are putting so much effort and energy into your workouts here at DHAC! Stop sabotaging all of your hard work. When you feel yourself reaching for that extra treat, look to see if one of these is really the culprit.
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