7 Surprising Weight Gain Culprits

Are you accidentally sabotaging your diet?

7 Surprising Weight Gain Culprits

You think your diet is nutritious and your fitness routine is on the right track so why are you packing on the pounds or struggling to shed the weight? Read on to learn how aspects of day-to-day lifestyle could be interfering with your ability to lose weight.

Late-Night TV

Many of us are guilty of occasionally staying up too late watching a favorite guest on a late-night talk show, or binge-watching our favorite shows until we realize it’s way past our bedtimes, but it could be the reason your weight loss has plateaued. Researchers have been looking at the ties between not enough sleep and weight gain in the past decade and finding a direct connection, according to the National Institutes of Health. Not getting enough sleep plays a role in your brain’s function—affecting the motivation and reward circuits in the brain and sparking a desire for tasty foods. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep a night and see if logging quality zzz’s doesn’t help kickstart your weight loss.

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We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!