retaurant-411940_640Losing weight isn’t always as easy as making healthier food choice and exercising more. Keep reading to find out how your job, travel schedule, and other factors affect your diet. 

Travel

Packed travel schedule? All that jetsetting may put a damper on your weight loss efforts.

Your Dining Room Lighting

Want to keep dinner light? Turn off the bright floor lamp and light a few candles. 

Your Job

Stressful meeting? It may negatively affect your weight loss…which is stressful.  

Seeing Junk Food

Out of sight, out of mind? When it comes to avoiding junk food, yes! A 2011 study found that even briefly seeing and smelling food increases appetite, planned consumption, and actual consumption.  

Fake Sugar

You’re saving calories when you opt for a diet soda instead of regular or put Splenda in your coffee instead of sugar, but you may be doing some harm in the long-term. “Non-nutritive sweeteners are far more potent than table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. A miniscule amount produces a sweet taste comparable to that of sugar, without comparable calories.  

Your Workout

An hour on the treadmill doesn’t just work up a sweat—it can work up your cravings, too.  

Skimping on Sleep

You’re probably tired of hearing how important sleep is when it comes to your health, brain, and even your love life…but we’ll remind you again.

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