9 HABITS THAT ARE MAKING YOU GAIN WEIGHT

9. NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH

Similarly to the plates, it doesn’t seem that sleep and gaining weight could have any correlation, but they do. If you don’t sleep, your level of the stress hormone called cortisol can be boosted, which limits your body’s ability to process sugar through insulin. That excess sugar then is turned into fat.

However, from a purely behavioural perspective, if you’re tired then you’re more likely to make bad choices, as you don’t have the energy to stand and cook a healthy meal. So you’re more likely to just order a takeaway.

So, there you have it! Were you shocked by any of these habits? Our brains play a much bigger role into our diets and gaining weight than we may have previously thought. But now that you have that self-awareness, we hope that you can start on your way to losing weight!

Updated: January 30, 2020 — 5:26 pm

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