1- Not Drinking Enough Water
60% of your body is contributed by water, so it’s not a surprising thing that drinking water benefits your total body health. Keeping hydrated helps your body cool down when it’s hot, makes your muscles and joints work better, and keep your kidneys safe.
So, how much water should you be drinking? adult men should drink about 13 cups per day; adult women need about 9.
But most of us forget to drink adequate water, so here’s a trick to know whether you drink enough water or not, monitor your urine, if it’s light yellow, that means you drink the right quantity of water, and if it’s dark then you should be careful.
Also take a bottle of water with you anywhere, and put it right in front of you all the day to remember to drink water.
2. Eating Late Dinners
Researchers found that people who eat an early dinner and fast for 16 hours are slimmer than those who eat the same amount of calories in a late hour. Studies have shown that the longer times between meals allow your body to digest food better. Also late dinner affects your sleep, according to the National Institutes of Health, late-night meals can interfere with sleep.
3. Not Exercising
Not only does exercises keep you looking fit, but it also regularly help you lose weight and boost your energy level. On the other hand, exercise keeps your heart healthy; and keeps you away of serious diseases, such as breast cancer and some aggressive forms of prostate cancer; improves blood flow to your brain. Try to include at least 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity, such as walking, plus 2 or more days of muscle-strengthening activity.
4. Eating While Doing Another Activity
Eating lunch while watching television or at your desk makes your attention distracted between your food and other activities, which make you feel fuller slowly and just want to eat more.
Studies have shown that participants who ate lunch without distractions felt fuller quicker than those who play online games while eating.
5. Cooking Everything in Olive Oil
Olive oil has a lower smoke point than some other oils –it’s between 365° and 420°F- When you heat it to this point its benefits decrease and another deleterious compounds form. So if you’re intending to cook something that needs high heat avoid olive oil. Yet it can be a great option as a salad dressing.