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The Top 5 Habits That Make You Fat

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The top habits that are making you fat are: You look for the words “Low-Fat” on the label or product, You are eating right out of the package, You love artificial sweeteners, You skip meals very often and you are probably not drinking enough water. By taking action on the above, you will begin to see your weight drop, energy increase and optimal health will be yours.

Every day we all make decisions about what to eat. And these choices, can be made with every effort to prevent weight gain or other choices we make without even realizing the potential that they can wield in wreaking havoc with our weight and our health.

The Top 5 Habits That Make You Fat

You Look For The Words “Low-Fat” On The Label Or Product

You remember the low-fat food craze 30 some years ago? It has not left. The majority of people I see focus solely on the fat grams and/or the calories. Of course the amount of food you take in, if in excess, will lead to weight gain. But if you are hoping that low-fat will make you leaner, it won’t. In fact, low fat makes you fat. Why? Because most low-fat products have highly inflammatory fillers such as sugar and white flour that are metabolized quickly, creating low-level inflammation – causing a spike and drop in blood sugar and the resulting rebound hunger or cravings. Low-level inflammation creates FatFlammation – the core cause of weight gain.

You Are Eating Right Out Of The Package

If you park in front of the TV and, for example, you have a bag of healthy (or not so healthy) chips with you – stop doing that. Why? When you are distracted, your potential to not realize how much of those chips you are eating is extremely high. How many times have you had that bag in hand or any other food, and realized that it was half gone, almost gone or…gone? The next time you want a snack while watching TV, dole out your moderate portion size and take that with you – not the bag.

You Love Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners found in products such as diet sodas can really pack on the pounds..seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it? Research now shows that the artificial sweeteners set the brain up to expect sweet – no matter where the sweetness comes from, either artificially or natural. We are pre-wired to love sweet things and artificial sweeteners are 300 times sweeter than sugar and when we eat them, the sweetness acts upon the reward area of our brain. This triggers a vicious cycle of needing more and more artificial sweetener and/or sugar. One study showed that drinking just one or two diet sodas a day increased the chance of becoming overweight or obese by 33%. We also know that artificial sweeteners, in particular, diet sodas, are addictive. Slowly wean yourself off of them and you will retrain your taste buds to really love the natural sweetness in healthy foods.

You Skip Meals

Many people still equate caloric intake with weight gain. The myth buster here is that it is the types of foods that you are eating and not necessarily the caloric intake that is creating weight gain.. Yes, you can eat an excessive amount of food and gain fat, but that is not the problem here. Skipping meals to reduce caloric intake is an action to take if you want to gain weight. The reason is that your metabolism slows down to preserve vital energy simply to keep you alive. This puts your body in fat-storage mode. Studies show that those who skip breakfast? Fare the worst because they have gone all night and far into the day without eating. This creates blood sugar swings, hunger and cravings.

You Are Not Drinking Enough Water

Most people are walking around mildly dehydrated suffering symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, joint pain, hunger, cravings and more , simply because they have not had enough water to drink. Our body is mostly water and every single process in the human body requires water. When we short our cells of hydration, we feel it. Have you ever stood in front of the refrigerator with the door open and wondered what you wanted to eat but couldn’t make your mind up? You were hungry for something, just not quite sure what it is? This is a sign you may be mildly dehydrated. The reason this happens is because the brain confuses thirst for hunger. The cure? Drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes..watch the ‘hunger’ or craving disappear. At a minimum, drink half your body weight in ounces each day. If you weight 120 lbs., drink 60 ounces of water daily.

By committing and taking action on the above tips to your daily routine, you will begin to see your weight drop, energy increase and optimal health will be yours.

To Your Health
~Lori.

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

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Shau Svan
Shau Svan 5pts

Tks ad of Curejoy...My IQ score of 116, and u?... E2TFDIX o.O start now ->> http://goo.gl/G4W5lz ... good article of page: 5 'healthy' habits that are making you fat ==>...

Miriam Hieda
Miriam Hieda 5pts

Priscilla Oliveira Cardoso, esqueci de marcar vc!

Jo-Ann Temple
Jo-Ann Temple 5pts

Is ayurvedic principal not to make lunch the largest meal?

Dave Demming
Dave Demming 5pts

How true. The old adage is to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

Juridia Marie Silva
Juridia Marie Silva 5pts

no no no tortillas pls pero si bigger porciones en l breakfast i wan margaritas soon really son chica

Guerita Sanchez
Guerita Sanchez 5pts

Si that why our trainer would say one tortilla en la mañana estaba bien fruit porque lo quemamos en el ejercicio

Pamela Fletcher
Pamela Fletcher 5pts

Right I wasn't fat it was my stomach problem which made me go to hospital but it was good advice anyway

Sheila Turbet
Sheila Turbet 5pts

Totally agree with this concept, Cathy Crowley!

Penny Cents
Penny Cents 5pts

How can I get the illustration photo of the Tee shirt figures? That says it all

Natasha Lobo
Natasha Lobo 5pts

Why are u misleading people, your before post said that your breakfast should be less and lunch should be the heaviest meal between 12-2pm now here ur saying breakfast should be more !!!!!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Over eating is definitely a problem!

Jesse Darien Losoya
Jesse Darien Losoya 5pts

Victoria Losoya Nakoosa Moreland Niki Bagasani Cat Hopkins Cassie Losoya love this!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Absolutely! Ada Hall Gillis

Rida Osman
Rida Osman 5pts

Below are the top 5 habits that are making you fat: You look for the words “Low-Fat” on the label or product You remember the low-fat food craze 30 some years ago? It has not left. The majority of people I see focus solely on the fat grams and/or the calories. Of course the amount of food you take in, if in excess, will lead to weight gain. But if you are hoping that low-fat will make you leaner, it won’t. Why? Because most low-fat products have highly inflammatory fillers such as sugar and white flour that are metabolized quickly, creating low-level inflammation – causing a spike and drop in blood sugar and the resulting rebound hunger or cravings. Low-level inflammation creates FatFlammation – the core cause of weight gain.You are eating right out of the package: If you park in front of the TV and, for example, you have a bag of healthy (or not so healthy) chips with you – stop doing that. Why? When you are distracted, your potential to not realize how much of those chips you are eating is extremely high. How many times have you had that bag in hand or any other food, and realized that it was half gone, almost gone or…gone? The next time you want a snack while watching TV, dole out your moderate portion size and take that with you – not the bag.You love artificial sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners found in products such as diet sodas can really pack on the pounds..seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it? Research now shows that the artificial sweeteners set the brain up to expect sweet – no matter where the sweetness comes from, either artificially or natural. We are pre-wired to love sweet things and artificial sweeteners are 300 times sweeter than sugar and when we eat them, the sweetness acts upon the reward area of our brain. This triggers a vicious cycle of needing more and more artificial sweetener and/or sugar. One study showed that drinking just one or two diet sodas a day increased the chance of becoming overweight or obese by 33%. We also know that artificial sweeteners, in particular, diet sodas, are addictive. Slowly wean yourself off of them and you will retrain your taste buds to really love the natural sweetness in healthy foods.You skip meals: Many people still equate caloric intake with weight gain. The myth buster here is that it is the types of foods that you are eating and not necessarily the caloric intake that is creating weight gain.. Yes, you can eat an excessive amount of food and gain fat, but that is not the problem here. Skipping meals to reduce caloric intake is an action to take if you want to gain weight. The reason is that your metabolism slows down to preserve vital energy simply to keep you alive. This puts your body in fat-storage mode. Studies show that those who skip breakfast? Fare the worst because they have gone all night and far into the day without eating. This creates blood sugar swings, hunger and cravings.You Are Not Drinking Enough Water: Most people are walking around mildly dehydrated suffering symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, joint pain, hunger, cravings and more , simply because they have not had enough water to drink. Our body is mostly water and every single process in the human body requires water. When we short our cells of hydration, we feel it. Have you ever stood in front of the refrigerator with the door open and wondered what you wanted to eat but couldn’t make your mind up? You were hungry for something, just not quite sure what it is? This is a sign you may be mildly dehydrated. The reason this happens is because the brain confuses thirst for hunger. The cure? Drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes..watch the ‘hunger’ or craving disappear. At a minimum, drink half your body weight in ounces each day. If you weight 120 lbs., drink 60 ounces of water daily.By committing and taking action on the above tips to your daily routine, you will begin to see your weight drop, energy increase and optimal health will be yours.

Mia Mazed
Mia Mazed 5pts

I was told that it is not good to eat within 6 hours of your bedtime... O.o

Barbie Acosta
Barbie Acosta 5pts

Todd Elliott that what ISO big meal in the morning at night small meal and have some snack after few hours :)

Angel Querido
Angel Querido 5pts

Cosmetic Buffet Davao te mao ning tamang diet lol

Nora Galmak Neri
Nora Galmak Neri 5pts

Ay sinabi mo!! Ganyan ang Canadian.. Parang Arabs din. Sa Dinner bumabanat!

Pamela Fletcher
Pamela Fletcher 5pts

And a consultant told me I shouldn't eat after 7 at night

Karen Nagle
Karen Nagle 5pts

eat breakfast like a king; lunch like a prince; dinner like a pauper!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

You will see results slowly! :) Keep trying! Joye Stanaland Gentry

Hiruni Poornima
Hiruni Poornima 5pts

Üpëkshä Mädhüshänï Weerasinghe research facts