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Three Weird Things That Prevent You from Losing Weight

Even if you exercise and eat healthy, weird things like not getting enough sleep . . . even for one night . . . can prevent you from losing weight.

–A study in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” found that people who slept fewer than four hours ate 300 more calories and 21 more grams of fat the next day. Here are three even WEIRDER things that can keep you from losing weight.

#1.) Trying to Eat “Healthy”. According to a study at Yale, just thinking of your meal as being “healthy” makes your brain produce more of the hormone ghrelin. (–Pronounced grell-in)

–And more ghrelin makes you feel less full, plus it slows down your metabolism. To compensate, you should still eat healthy, but also think about the parts of your meal that AREN’T healthy.

–For example, if you have a salad, focus on the cheese or the salad dressing, which are both packed with calories.

#2.) Buying Groceries with a Credit Card. A study in the “Journal of Consumer Research” showed that you’re less likely to buy junk food if you use cash.

–Basically, using a card makes you lose track of how much you’re spending, and you buy more impulse items . . . which don’t tend to be very healthy.

#3.) Zoning in at Work. When you sit at a desk for hours on end, your body stops producing a fat-inhibiting enzyme called lipase. (–Pronounced ly-payce)

–That’s one reason you’re supposed to stand up and stretch at least once every hour. If you do, it can boost your metabolism by 13%.

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