Trying on one diet fad after another may not help you lose weight.

Losing weight does not mean having to starve. A balanced diet plan - customized to your specific needs, and typically having right portions of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats – together with regular exercises, optimum sleep, and some lifestyle changes are bound to bring you results.

1. Do you often skip breakfast?

Know this – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast leaves you feeling hungry throughout the day and you tend to overeat later. Try having a protein-packed breakfast since it leaves you feeling full and boosts energy.

2. Do you oversleep?

Research studies show that people who oversleep (9-10 hours a night) are more likely to put on weight than those who sleep between 6-7 hours. So, fight off your urge to sleep more and engage yourself in physical activities like – swimming, cycling, jogging or gymming. If you tend to feel tired all the time and can’t get over your habit of oversleeping, there could be an underlying health risk so, consult your doctor. 

3. Do you exercise regularly, and enough?

You can’t expect to lose weight unless the calories you burn are more than the calories you consume. Long working hours might leave you with little time for physical activities but, there’s no shortcut. Regular exercising is mandatory for overall health and wellness.

4. Are you stressed?

Work stress naturally leaves lesser time for physical activities which over time, leads to weight gain. Elevated levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, is a factor that results in overeating. Higher stress levels lead to increased urges for ‘comfort food’ and that certainly is bad news for your ongoing diet plan.

5. Are you a regular snacker or a late eater?

Yes, we all love snacking - but if you want to lose weight – steer clear off it. Snacking invariably means – wrong diet, as well as wrong timing. This can strain your digestive system and make you lethargic. You should also avoid late night meals as the body does not get enough time to digest it. This usually results in increased blood sugar in the morning. It is advisable to eat dinner at least 3 hours before you go to bed.  

Do what works for you – and don’t shy away from the weighing machine. Monitoring your weight regularly is vital to figure out what is working, and what is not. Use the ‘Trackers’ functionality of Healnt to record and monitor change. It’s graph feature is a great way to see progress.

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