The morning sets the mood for the rest of the day including the diet schedule. Our morning rituals determine whether we will eat a big or a small lunch, whether the body will use all the calories or store them “just in case.”
We found scientific proof that there is a connection between our habits and the risk of provoking a disbalance in the body and cause extra weight gain.
1. We refuse to eat a big breakfast.
And this is because the metabolism speed is different at different times of the day. The main conclusion that scientists came to is that you should never refuse to eat a high-caloric breakfast. Your lunch should be medium-sized and your dinner should be light.
2. We don’t walk in the sunshine.
This discovery partially explains why people gain weight during the winter when there is a lack of sunlight. Just keep in mind that spending too much time in the sun isn’t a good idea and always make sure to wear sunscreen.
3. We forget about drinking a glass of water after waking up.
4. We don’t exercise.
The explanation is probably in the “waking up” effect of exercises. By eating, people who don’t exercise in the morning try to relieve the stress of waking up. Also, they found that exercising while still hungry is 20% more efficient in terms of losing weight than exercising during the day.
5. We save the delicious dishes for lunch or for dinner.
6. We read the news in the morning.
Researchers led by Mary Teruel, assistant professor of chemical and systems biology at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, explained how this works. Stress causes the body to produce hormones that help the body adapt to a new environment. If the stress is short-term, new fat cells are not formed. If the stress is long-term, the mechanism of “saving calories” is started. And even if we start eating less, we won’t be able to lose weight until the stressful situation ends.
7. We underestimate the help of our pets.
A dog can become a good companion during a run and a cat can make stretching or yoga much more relaxing and enjoyable. The results of a study have shown that it’s easier for pet owners to control their weight. Besides, communication with a pet and caring for it can give you positive emotions that reduce the level of stress that otherwise, you would most likely try to soothe with a muffin or some chocolate chip cookies.
Have you ever had to change your morning habits? Did it help you improve your health, your relationship with close people and your overall level of life? Tell us in the comment section below!