9. Juicing Fruits & Vegetables
Many people think drinking fruit juices is an effective way to fulfill the body’s nutrition needs while on the move. Others do it because they don’t like the taste of some veggies and find they are easier to swallow when chugged down in one gulp of juice.
However, fruit and vegetable juices often have abundant sugar and lack the fiber, proteins and healthy fats that keep you satiated longer. This causes snacking between meals that adds to your daily calorie intake.
Furthermore, one small orange contains about 45 calories. This is a great, low-calorie food when eating just one. However, making a glass of juice requires 3 to 4 oranges. Do the math and calculate the total calories of just that one ingredient in your juice.
A 2004 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association notes that higher consumption of sugary drinks like fruit punches that contain excessive calories and quickly absorbable sugars cause weight gain in women.
10. Not Varying Your Exercise Routine
University of Florida researchers examined the impact of varying exercise routines in a study of 114 women and men divided into three groups: varied-exercises group, same-exercises group, and a group with no defined exercise set.
Results showed that the varied-exercise participants enjoyed their exercises 20 percent more than the same-exercise participants and 45 percent more than the participants with no defined exercise set. The varied-exercise group also reported a significantly lower dropout rate than the other groups.
This proves that varying the exercises in your workout routine will make it more enjoyable and help you stick with your plan.
Furthermore, a variety in exercise stimulates and strengthens more body parts and, consequently, more muscles. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research substantiates that varying exercises significantly strengthen muscles.
The stronger your muscles, the greater will be your body’s fat-burning capacity.