7 Routine Weekly Habits that Lead to Weight Gain

We’ve all developed stone cold habits that are difficult to break. However, those bad habits can often sabotage our efforts to lose weight—many times without us even realizing why or how. The first step to breaking bad habits is recognition. Here are the top seven routine habits that are stalling your ability to shed those unwanted pounds…

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1. Too Busy for Breakfast

If you regularly skip breakfast on the way out the door, you’re making a big mistake that can transfer to your bathroom scale, according to researchers from Imperial College, in London, England.

The findings of their study were presented at the Endocrine Society’s 91st annual meeting, in Washington, D.C., and showed how skipping breakfast after an overnight of fasting during sleep triggers the brain’s “reward center” causing us to crave, and eventually cave in to eating, high-calorie cravings later in the day.

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