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Brace yourself, you are about to be surprised

Now that we are in the middle of 2022, it is most likely that you have already broken up with that new weight loss regime you had committed to at the start?  Let’s face it, these weight loss resolutions are like flings. They are short-term commitments that don’t last too long!  If you truly want to lose weight, you need to know what is making you obese in the first place. Here are 5 things that you didn’t know were making you fat. Get ready to be surprised…  

  1. Fad Diets: Yes! Diets make you gain weight. Sorry to burst this bubble, but random fad diets that sound promising actually fail you more than you fail them with your cheat days.

Dieting increases your body’s propensity to gain weight. It slows down your metabolism and in turn increases your food cravings. Your body basically learns to adapt to your diet plan which results in rebound weight gain.

  1. Your beloved Diet Soda:  An innocent movie or hang out with friends might seem harmless but it is the uncontrolled consumption of soda that adds to your waist size 6 times more than those who stay away from these aerated drinks. Plus the high amount of sugar and artificial sweeteners in these drinks do bad things to your teeth and overall health.
  2. Lack of sleep:  Being a teenager is no child’s play.  You have studies to worry about, you have friends to keep and family to please and then there are those teachers and a host of other teenage issues that can give you sleepless nights. Phew! However, if something is giving you sleepless nights, you need to work on it as soon as possible, because sleep can help you burn calories. Research has proved that well-rested people burn up to 300 calories a day.
  3. Binge watching, junk eating: We live in the time of Netflix and chill, and while you are busy binge watching, it is very easy to lose control and binge eat.  As you end up eating junk food or snacks while watching TV, you lose track of the quantities you are consuming. This leads to weight gain.
  4. Stress levels:  Again, we know that teen life is full of stress – the stress to score marks and to be at the top! But when you are stressed your body starts producing excess amounts of cortisol and insulin. As a result your appetite increases and you engage in overeating sweets and fats and try to beat stress with food.

             More food means weight gain!

       If you are suffering from obesity or need guidance about leading a healthy lifestyle, you can leave a comment below or get in touch with the counselor at expert@teentalkindia.com