High metabolism helps to lose weight and keep it off for good. But certain lifestyle mistakes also tend to slow down your metabolism, so it is very important to keep a check on these mistakes that we may commit, So here are a few mistakes that we need to keep a check on :
• Eating Fewer Calories: Causes a major effect and slows down our metabolism. So try to create a calorie deficit and not eat too low calories as our body senses that and lowers the rate at which it burns calories. So when trying to lose weight by calorie restriction, never restrict too many calories for too long because it will slow down your metabolism.
• Focus on Protein: Protein helps to keep you full for longer and is beneficial in weight loss as high protein intake increases the metabolic rate even more than fats or carbs and helps to preserve the metabolic rate during weight loss.
• Sedentary Lifestyle: It decreases the no. of calories burnt in a day, and being inactive slows down our metabolism, so it is essential to increase one’s activity levels and minimise sitting time.
• High-quality Sleep: Sleep is crucial for good health, and if one does not get enough sleep it may increase the risk of diabetes, depression, heart diseases, etc. Also, it affects the metabolic rate of our body. Therefore getting a high quality sleep at night is very important to help preserve the metabolic rate.
• Sugar: High sugar drinks, especially fructose-containing has many negative effects including fat storage and slowing down of metabolism.
So, keep a focus on your lifestyle and avoid engaging in behaviours that tend to slow down your metabolism as it may lead to health problems. Practice good habits like mindful eating to avoid weight gain and other complications.
Mindful eating is about helping you gain control of your eating habits. It promotes weight loss, helps one feel better and reduces binge eating. As mindfulness is a form of meditation that helps one understand, recognise and cope up with one’s physical sensations and emotions. It is used to fight depression, anxiety, eating disorders and a lot of food-related behaviours.