We all are becoming health conscious nowadays. Working on diet, hitting the gym, going for aerobics and doing yoga; we have done it all. Skipping meals seem to be an easy way to lose weight, but this all can have some great negative impacts on your body. Most of us develop body image issues due to these skinny Victoria Secret’s models and their body turns out to be the ideal body for most and leave people dealing with body shaming and starving. Here are 15 weird weight facts you definitely did not know.
Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain
We all need seven to eight hours of sleep for our body to regain the energy lost and used throughout the day. Lack of sleep can cause irritation; impatience, feeling fatigue and can make it difficult to lose weight. It disturbs the hormonal balance and makes you too tired to exercise.
Weight lose can play with your brain activity
As you lose weight, whether with exercise or by eating healthy or with a balance of both, your brain works for better. If you can follow a weight loss routine for a good time period, then you can have a better memory.
The story of Fat cells and Fat genes
You cannot kill a ‘fat cell’; it dies naturally as it has a life span around seven years. Body keeps a track of fat cells and grows a new one as quickly as one dies. ‘Fat genes’ are the ones that run in genes and people are disposed to being obese. You can know about it by having a look at your parents. A proper nutrition and exercise can help you.
Intimacy can help in losing weight
Sex is considered to be a mini workout session that helps you burn calories. Sex in a healthy and committed relationship can help you lose weight. A healthy sex life lowers down your cortisol level and reduces stress.
Obesity can be linked to cancer
Obesity can bring diabetes, heart problem, high blood pressure and many more diseases. It can also lead to several types of cancer. Being overweight cause inflammation that leads to changes in the cells of the body.
Red plates help you eat less
Use a red plate when eating and it will help you eat less. It is because of the psychological effect that red is the color associated with stopping and being cautious. This will make you more conscious of what you are eating, how often you are eating and how much you are eating. Red plates can help you have a control on your diet and lose weight.
Stress can increase weight and chocolate can help you lose it
Consuming dark chocolate in a very moderate amount can help you lose weight. Dark chocolate has antioxidants that fight inflammation and stabilize your metabolism. When in stress, some people barely eat that can lead to lose weight but in an unhealthy manner. But mostly stress triggers craving for carb rich food, such as pastries which calm down the stress hormone but this can increase fat storage.
Too much of cold or hot can help you lose weight
When there is cold, you do not sweat and therefore you do not burn off weight. But when it is hot, you sweat more and therefore lose weight more easily. But shivering too can help you burn calories because your body is working harder to maintain your body temperature.
The ones who sit for longer may die earlier
Having a desk job can have its own advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that you do not get physically tired. The disadvantage is that the body’s key fat burning enzymes start to shut down when you sit for a long period of time. Sitting for full day can drop your fat-burning enzymes by 50% and can make you gain weight.
Cardio exercise can make you burn more muscle than fat
Intense cardio exercise, such as walking on a treadmill, jogging or spinning can burn muscles instead of fat. You trainer will suggest to balance out your cardio more evenly so that you can burn fat. One minute of high intensity should be followed by one minute of slow rate exercise.
Fat cells are everywhere
Fat cells do not disappear when you switch to a healthy lifestyle or hit the gym; they just deflate, waiting to be refilled. Once you gain back the fat, they will inflate again. Liposuction may remove fat, but the body compensates by growing the fat in another area.
Dieting can either work in your favor or against you. Losing weight quickly can lead to dehydration and fainting because your body is not getting enough supply of food. Have a gradual healthy diet with proper exercise to lose weight. Have a regular physical activity with your dieting plan.
Medicines can make you gain weight
We cannot completely ignore the modern medicines as they are necessary to deal with certain conditions like depression, PCOS, anxiety or diabetes. But most of the medicines can lead to increase in weight, especially the birth control pills. Eat healthy and exercise regularly to deal with the weight gain effects of medicines.
Pollution can affect your weight
Pollution could have a negative impact on your body’s metabolism. Chemicals found in plastic can interfere with hormone signaling and cause obesity. Pesticides, which can affect hormone synthesis and metabolic rates, because they’re able to make their way into the body either by being inhaled inadvertently or through the food chain.
Your mom can be the reason for your weight
Having child at late age can affect the baby. Mothers who are on high fat diet during their pregnancy are more likely to have obese babies. This is because the fat the mother consumes is transmitted to the baby and that is more than the baby needs.