Our morning habits and health rituals play a very crucial part for our health, mind and spirit for the rest of the day as well for rests of our healthy lives as well. Our morning habits must be pristine and healthy and well-regulated which would make us alert, happy, fit as well thin all our lives. But unfortunately, mornings are the time when we do it all wrong as we have the excuse of being in a rush to reach our schools, college or office and therefore we do not practise any of the correct eating or exercising habits which we must make our habits instead. Here are 7 of those mistakes that we make which does not let us make us lose weight and how to get rid of those mistakes and get back in track.

1 We refuse to eat a big breakfast

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Among morning habits, it’s true the time when we eat is much more crucial than what and how much we eat. Experts have concluded that diet which includes heavy breakfast and light dinner is the best for the body and mind. It’s also more effective when it comes to lose weight rather than following diets which tell us to keep eating sparingly the whole day and keep snaking lightly when we feel famished.

2 We don’t walk in the sunshine

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Sunlight can literally your white fat tissues if you expose them enough every day. University of Edmonton Canada did a research in which they proved that lipid decreases in size when exposed to sunlight. This also explains, at least partially why people tend to get fat during winters because of the lack of sunshine exposure. But that’s does not mean you will be foolish enough to roam around in blazing sun just to get thin and end up with ugly sunburns and tans. Always wear a sunscreen lotion and use umbrellas and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.

3 We forget about drinking a glass of water after waking up

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Habit of drinking a glass of water once we get up every morning is great among morning habits. An adult body is made of 55-60% water which means drinking a glass of water starts of the metabolic activities of the body for the day. Active metabolism obviously won’t let you gain weight. Plus, a glass of water in the morning flushes out all the toxins from the body. Chris Bailey an author actually reduced his body fat from 17-10% by drinking water in the morning.

4 We don’t exercise

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Expert scientists have conducted various experiments and have concluded that people who exercise before breakfast eat less food rest of the day. Because apart from the obvious advantages of exercising, it increases the metabolism and help you decrease your appetite. The logic behind this is called the “waking up effect” of exercising. People who do not exercise relive the stress of waking up by eating more and also if you tend to exercise while hungry it’s going to be 20% more efficient in losing weight than exercising in any other part of the day.

5 We save the delicious dishes for lunch or for dinner

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Among morning habits, if we can’t resist chocolates, muffins or cakes then don’t wait for dinner time to eat those. Eat them in the morning meal itself. Research conducted by Tel Aviv University concluded that eating chocolate muffin early morning adds less calories than eating the same muffin after dinner as a dessert.

6 We read the news in the morning

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News seldom these days gives us joy or excitement rather it’s depressing and enraging. And to go through all those negative emotions first thing in the day is not good for the heath as well as mind. It’s especially true for people who are insomniac or have sleep deficiency. The stress caused by the news turns the stem cells to fat cells. The science behind this is, stress causes the body to produce hormones to adapt to a new environment. Now if the stress is short term than it does not turn into fat cells but if it’s chronic then it does, because body starts its mechanism of “saving calories”. And even if we do eat less, we would not be able to decrease the calorie count until the stress level is lowered.

7 We underestimate the help of our pets

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Our furry pals can be great motivator in our pursuits of great heath. A dog can be good running companion and cats are famous for their antics which will make yoga and stretching much more relaxing and enjoyable. In fact, a medical study has actually shown that people with pets are healthier and it’s easier for them to control their weight. Besides communication and caring for pet produces positive emotions which reduces levels of stress which you would otherwise try to sooth by overeating. If you are craving for junk or feeling depressed and reaching out for the cake, rather have a wrestling session with your doggie instead as part of your morning habits.