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5 Unhealthy Habits That Make You Gain Weight

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STOP Making These Poor Weight Gaining Decisions

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 5 unhealthy habits that make you gain weight.

I admit, I may be guilty of unhealthy habit #3.

Good thing my workouts are on point!

Habits can make or break you.

As you know, Living Lean is all about creating sustainable healthy habits that will help you live your best life.

5 Unhealthy Habits That Make You Gain Weight

Even though you’re making an effort to change your lifestyle, please don’t fall into the trap of these 5 unhealthy habits that make you gain weight.

Unhealthy Habit #1: You Focus On Low Fat And Low Calorie Food Products

Paleo Costco Grocery Food Haul

The other day on my Snapchat, I took you grocery shopping with me at Costco.

You are hanging out with me on snapchat, right?

As can be expected, I hit a traffic jam at the end of every aisle where they serve food samples.

Side note: if you’re going to sample the food, please do us all a favor and move your cart to the side of the aisle.

Every fourth word out of the mouth of the Costco food server was either, “low calorie” or “low fat”.

However, was the food they’re serving actually considered “food”?


It’s always a food product, made in a lab, that typically replaces the satiating healthy fat, with low quality, high sugar, hunger spiking carbohydrates or artificial sweeteners.

Most food products, marketed as low calorie and low fat, will not keep you feeling full or fuel your body for optimal performance.

These processed foods leave you feeling hungrier, and more ravenous.

Swap Out The Low Fat And Low Calorie Diet Foods For Whole Foods

I want you to focus on eating premium, nutrient-rich foods that will keep you:

  • Feeling full
  • Focused
  • Energized
  • Burning stored body fat for energy

Guess which foods these are?

They are called, whole foods, foods from the earth, or foods that contain mainly one ingredient.

These healthy one ingredient whole foods from the earth include:

Unhealthy Habit #2: You Focus On Getting Your Nutrients And Vitamins From Drinks

Can Fruit Make You Fat?

We all know fruits are loaded with:

  • Nutrients
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fiber

Based on this, you may think it’s healthy to chug back a big glass of orange juice with every meal.

Here’s the problem.

The orange juice you’re buying in the grocery store has many of the nutrients and fiber already removed via the pasteurization.

Sure, the food label says you’re getting 100% of your vitamin C.

However, you’re also loading your body up with sugar and none of the natural fiber to slow down the absorption.

This quickly spikes, then crashes your blood sugar, thus making you more hungry.

Eat the real full fruit, not the fruit juice.

The same thing applies to vitamin water.

Vitamin water is essentially just water, with a ton of sugar or artificial sweeteners.

The vitamins and minerals added into the vitamin water are synthetic.

Therefore, it’s debatable how much your body is actually absorbing.

Chalk this up to good marketing, bad results.

Stick to water.

Unhealthy Habit #3: You Eat Too Fast

I’m guilty of this.

In the comments below, tell me, how long does it take you to eat a meal?

It takes me approximately 4-5 minutes.

However, did you know it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you’re full?

This means if you finish your meal in 5 minutes, you have a 15 minute window where you still may think you are hungry.

Therefore, you go back and eat more.

Next time you go back and eat more, hold up, and slow your role.

Wait the full 20 minutes to allow your body to catch up, since there is a very good chance you are already full.

Unhealthy Habit #4: You Hang Out With Overweight People

Don’t hate on the messenger.

You either live up to, or live down to the 5 people you hang out with most.

I’m not saying you should avoid watching the football game with your squad.

However, what if you played a game of football with them, before you sit down to watch the game?

If you need an extra player, give me a call.

MVP status baby.

Unhealthy Habit #5: You Eat Off Big Ass Plates

The Difference Between Portion Size And Serving Size

When you add a correct portion size of food to your big ass plate, it makes it look like you don’t have enough food.

This tricks you into adding more servings of food to your plate.

Unfortunately, these extra servings of food means more calories and more belly flab.

Stick to smaller plates, it works every time.

There you go Live Lean Nation.

Those were the 5 unhealthy habits that make you gain weight.

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