3. Sleeping more on the weekends can help you catch up on lost sleep.
Sleep is essential for good physical and mental health, but you won’t catch up on all those sleepless nights simply by getting few more hours on a Saturday. Also, if you sleep too much, you might experience some unpleasant mental issues.
4. You brush your teeth after every meal.
Brushing twice a day is a recommended practice, but if you feel the urge to brush your teeth after every time you eat, think again. You might be damaging your teeth rather than taking care of them. If you’ve eaten or drank something acidic, don’t brush your teeth too soon, otherwise, you may remove tooth enamel. Wait at least 30 minutes to one hour before brushing.
5. You replace sugar with substitutes.
Not going overboard with your sugar intake is a wise thing to do, but cutting it out completely and replacing it with all kinds of sweeteners might not be the wisest decision either. Some of these options are totally artificial and might have long-term side effects.
6. You take nutritional supplements.
Just because you hear people are taking them doesn’t automatically mean you should too. If you’re vegan and have a deficiency in vitamin B12, then this is understandable. But high doses of vitamin supplements don’t prevent certain health issues, and they can even be harmful, according to a study. Try to opt for a varied diet of protein, carbohydrates, and fats.
7. You replace your meal with a smoothie.
Smoothies are great, but they mostly contain fruit, water, and milk. They don’t provide you with the necessary nutrients that your body needs. Besides, a lot of smoothies contain a large amount of fruit, and eating it all at once might increase your blood sugar, leading to an insulin spike. This can translate to seeing more pounds on your scale.