There comes a time once in a while where you take a look at your habits and start to ask yourself how healthy you’ve been. You may notice that you’ve seen some changes happening in your body, or may not feel as confident as usual.
Perhaps you have friends who are going on about things like meal-prepping or counting calories and you start to scratch your head over what those things even mean. If you’ve been wondering if you may be someone who should start thinking about dieting, then take a look at some of the telltale signs that it may be time for you to get starting on a diet.
Your Stomach Is Spilling Over Your Pants
When you sit down and feel your stomach spill over your pants and feel love handles coming out from all angles, you may want to start considering whether you’ve been eating just a bit too much lately.
If your body is used to having a flat tummy and you notice that recently it’s gotten bigger, then it’s probably time to start thinking about changing your eating habits.
The stomach is one of the first places where you can start to notice weight gain, so don’t take it lightly if your pants start getting difficult to zip up.
You Feel Lethargic
When we aren’t eating a properly balanced diet, we can start to feel tired easily. When our main source of nutrition is too much-processed food or an excessive amount of a certain food group, then it can start to slow down our metabolism and make us feel less than energetic.
When people talk about being “in a food coma” this is referring to their metabolism trying to keep up with all of the things that they’re putting in their body. If you eat too much, your body will exhaust itself trying to find a place to store everything.
You Can’t Remember The Last Time You Ate a Vegetable
Eating vegetables is important in a balanced diet. Not only are they lower in calories than many other foods, but they’re packed full of fiber and micronutrients which will help you digest much better.
You should try to eat at least one raw vegetable with every meal for maximum dietary benefits.
The Scale Keeps Going Up
The tricky thing about gaining weight is that it can often slowly creep up on us without seeing it coming. Rather than it coming on in a wave of lots of weight gain, it usually comes on in small increments so that we don’t notice it happens.
However, it’s important to keep a close eye on a scale that’s starting to rise and rise. Otherwise, you’ll be in for a lot of work to lose the weight.