You have been exercising hard despite your hectic work schedule, but you think it’s not helping you much in shedding off those extra pounds you have gained in the last few months. May be it’s because you are probably indulging in some unhealthy habits while at desk, without realising it.
Here are some hurdles that can hamper your weight loss strategy, so avoid these things if you want to lose weight fast:
Give in to cravings
Beware of those office party cake and snacks – be it a birthday celebration or a farewell party of your colleagues. It may be hard for you to resist the temptation that’s placed right in front of you. But controlling your cravings will surely reward you richly, especially, when it comes to your happy weight.
Power up with soda
If you think gulping down a diet soda to get over that mid-afternoon or post-lunch slump is a great idea, you’re on the wrong path. Research has shown that adults who drank diet soda developed a whopping 70% increase in weight circumference when compared with non-soda drinkers.
Always use the elevator
Taking an elevator to reach your desk, which is on the fifth floor of the building, sounds good and quick right? But stair climbing can have a significant and positive impact on a person’s health – from improving your cardiovascular fitness to lowering the risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, vascular dementia and even some cancers.
In fact, stair climbing helps control weight and builds muscle tone.
Many people skip their breakfast to be at work early, but it can harm their health and make them fat as well. Studies show breakfast eaters tend to eat a healthier diet, with more fiber and micronutrients. Skipping breakfast can make you end up scrounging for calories whenever you find them.
Eat lunch at desk
This is another common, unhealthy habit widely practiced among desk job workers. Eating at your desk can jeopardise your weight loss plan. Simple, when your eyes are glued to the screen, you may not even realise how much food or calories you’ve actually consumed. Instead of eating at your desk, get moving by taking full advantage of your lunch break.