It may be some habits that are slowing your metabolism down thereby diminishing your weight loss efforts. In this post we highlighted seven surprising habits that slow down your metabolism hence sabotaging weight loss.
1. Too Much Wine
When you down a drink, be it wine, beer, or liquor, your body has to break down that alcohol before it can get to all the calories that you scarfed down earlier in the day.
That slows down the metabolic process, so it’s a good idea to limit yourself to one boozy beverage a day.
2. Not eating enough calcium
Researchers at the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have found that the more calcium you consume, the more fat you burn.
Good sources include milk, reduced-fat cheese, yogurt, and dark leafy greens — all of which have tons of other health benefits, too.
3. Sitting Still
Bad news for the corporate set. “Even if you go to the gym for a half hour every day, if you sit at a desk for eight hours, you still have a sedentary lifestyle,” says Blake.
To avoid losing metabolism-boosting muscle mass, which happens when you don’t move major muscle groups throughout the day, think about downloading a movement tracking app or buying a gadget like a Fitbit or Jawbone, which alerts you when you’ve been sitting still for most of the day.
Sometimes, that’s enough to encourage you to spend half of your lunch hour on a walk, not in the break room.