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Is your Sunday cheat day making you gain weight? Here’s what you need to peep into

For most of us, Sundays are a day to splurge in extra cheese and oily meals. Well, losing weight is difficult. “It’s calories in against calories out that concerns,” so many people tell you, as though your body were a simple math equation. But, in reality, if it were that simple, everyone would have aced this exam.

Genes, the environment, sleep habits, and muscle mass are just a few of the many elements at play. Losing weight isn’t impossible, even if it’s tough. Keep your eye on the tiny victories (eating more vegetables, walking more). Additionally, you may work backward and identify the reasons holding you back or keeping you at a plateau. 

What you eat and how much you consume when you’re attempting to lose weight is more essential than your workout habits. “Exercise is the secret to keeping weight off,” says a popular saying. During the activity, mitochondria are synthesized in the muscles. (According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, mitochondria are the energy engine of cells.) As a result, you become a greater fat and carbohydrate burner. Exercisers are the ones who are effective in losing weight: 89.5 percent of women and 85.3 percent of men in the National Weight Control Registry had exercised as part of their weight reduction and weight-maintenance programs.

When it comes to eating, our emotions are typically involved, whether we know it or not. Most of us crave sweets during times of stress. Since everything has a solution, here are some facts that might help you maintain your weight, even if you want to indulge in a little cheese on Sundays.

Try using water treatment to lose weight.

Water treatment in Japan has been the subject of a little scientific research, and the weight loss data for similar water intake patterns is equivalent. Despite this, the hydration component of water treatment may assist in weight reduction. In addition to your general diet and activity habits, several additional factors are at play. Water takes up space in your stomach, so drinking more of it may help you feel fuller longer. Instead of cravings and overeating, it may prevent undesired weight gain.

2.1 cups (500 mL) of water 30 minutes before a meal helped obese individuals eat 13 percent less than those who didn’t. According to one study, adults’ resting energy expenditure (REE) is considerably increased by drinking water. As the name suggests, REE is the number of calories that your body burns at rest in 24 hours. In addition, research has shown that substituting water for sugar-sweetened beverages can reduce calorie consumption, leading to weight gain.

Be picky when eating out

When we dine out, we consume more calories and fewer nutrients than when we cook at home. According to research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in April 2016. Consider splitting your meal or asking the waitress to substitute extra green vegetables or a salad for potato or rice.” 

Start with where you are and do all you can to improve

It’s not necessary to completely revamp your life right now. However, if you’re not happy with where you’re right now, figure out where you want to be. Start by getting a step counter and seeing how much you walk on a typical day. Then, pick a little higher-than-average step target and work toward it, gradually building up to a daily goal of 10,000 steps.”

Do you have a salt craving? Don’t eat the Chips

Popcorn is a better choice than chips when you’re craving salty food. This air-popped delicacy has been shown to make people feel more satiated than those who consume chips. As a whole grain, fiber-rich snack, popcorn is ideal. For example, a normal 1-ounce bag of potato chips has 149 calories per serving, but the same quantity of air-popped popcorn has just 108 calories so that you may feel full and slim down with every delicious taste.

Get your plate re-organized

 Put veggies in the middle and healthy grains and lean protein in the middle. Switching grains and veggies on your plate will make a difference in your health. The sole caveat: Potatoes, maize, and peas are starchy vegetables; thus, they belong in the grains group instead of the veggies category.

Batch Cooking and Prepping

It is possible to prepare enough chicken for the week by batch cooking it on Sundays. 3.5 ounces (oz) is all you need to chop off the fat, bake with seasoning, and store in a jar with some mustard and frozen vegetables. Then, pour 14 cups of rolled oats, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one tablespoon of ground flax and one pinch of cinnamon and protein powder into separate containers. You need to add water and microwave when you wake up in the morning feeling like a zombie!”

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