You have long quit fast food and sweets; you exercise regularly but despite that somehow you gain extra weight.
Scientists claim that usual morning rituals can be damaging to your fight against the kilograms.
Here are the five-morning habits you should quit:
1. You sleep too much
The lack of sleep stirs up the production of the hormone cortisol, which leads to overeating. But too much sleep is not a good idea either. According to research, regular sleep continuity of more than 10 hours leads to an increase in the index of body mass. This is why doctors recommend sleeping from 7 to 9 hours.
2. You wake up in the dark
As soon as you wake up, open the curtains or the blinds. Research shows that blue light waves from the morning sun help the body wake up and the metabolism activates. Even 20 or 30 minutes of morning light may affect the body mass index.
3. You don’t make your bed
It’s a paradox but still, a fact. Research in the USA found that you sleep better if you make your bed every morning and evening. And strong sleep is the fastest way to a healthy weight.
4. You forget to measure yourself at the scales
It is also scientifically proven that daily measuring at the scales helps successful loss of weight. The best time to measure your kilos is in the morning – it is the most exact measurement because at that time there is less water in the body.
5. You have too little breakfast
Morning is the time of the day when you should treat yourself to delicious food. Breakfast of 600 calories, състояconsisting of pure proteins, carbohydrates and a little dessert will help you stick better to your diet for the rest of the day.