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.
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.
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.
I want you to focus on eating premium, nutrient-rich foods that will keep you:
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:
We all know fruits are loaded with:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.