5 Unhealthy Habits That Make You Gain Weight

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There are plenty of unhealthy habits that we need to get rid of. But the ones that make us gain weight are unhealthy as well as annoying. Here are some common unhealthy habits you might be doing that are causing you to gain weight or not lose any excess fat.

1. Overeating

Surprise! The first one is overeating. Most of the weight that you'll gain comes from the sodium. If you are eating a bunch of fast food, it is going to make a difference in your weight. The extra calories of eating after you’re full don’t help either. In 3,500 calories you gain one pound. If you are eating more calories than you are burning off, you’re going to have a hard time keeping those pounds off.

2. Skipping A Meal

If you eat too much, you gain weight. If you skip a meal, even though you are reducing your calorie intake, you still aren’t going to be losing weight like you want to. You’ll actually be gaining it. This is especially true if you skip breakfast.

3. Poor Sleep

If you don’t sleep enough, you can start to gain weight. If you sleep too much, you can gain weight. You have to find the perfect balance that is best for your body. Some people need a full eight hours while others can get away with just six. But having an unbalanced sleep schedule can cause your leptin and ghrelin levels to change which makes your appetite increase.

4. Not Enough Exercise

If you don’t give your body a way to burn calories, it’s not going to do it. This doesn’t mean you need to go to the gym twice a day every day, but it does mean that you need to find time to do some sort of physical activity. We get caught up in the routine of going to work, coming home, taking care of things at home, and getting in the hours you can before work again. But try to fit in some cardio or yoga in between Netflix episodes to help trim off that extra weight.

5. Drinking Alcohol

Do you party? Do you have just a few glasses of wine or bottles of beer every night? Sure, it’s nice to get the edge off once in a while, but not only is this habit unhealthy for your liver and your brain, it can also cause you to gain weight and have heart issues.

You Can Use CBD Oil To Lose Weight

Studies have shown that if you are trying to trim off excess fat, CBD oil may be able to help. One way it can help is by promoting the fat browning process your body uses to burn fat. It can also help with the following things that can inadvertently help with losing weight:

What are some unhealthy habits that you have given up that have helped you shed off the pounds? We would love to hear about it in the comment section below. And who knows? You may be helping someone out!

 

Sarah Potts

Sarah Potts has been writing about the wonderful benefits of cannabis for CBD Instead since 2017. Medical cannabis has changed her life and her goal is to show others how it might help them as well.

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