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Foods That You Don’t Know Are Making You Sweat More

Foods That You Don’t Know Are Making You Sweat More

Some people believe that profuse sweating is something that they have to deal with the rest of their lives. However, little did they know that there are triggers that cause them to sweat more than others.

If anyone desires to get rid of his or her excessive sweating, they have to look at their diet first.

The types of food you consume can be deciding factors that trigger excessive sweating. Taking out the specific food groups identified below from your diet is one way to reduce profuse sweating.

Spicy foods

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    Is it hot or did you just eat something spicy?

    To be honest, spicy food is known to make people sweat excessively, but not for the reason you’re thinking.

    Spicy foods increase your metabolism which causes your body temperature to rise and make you sweat profusely. Generally, foods that ‘speeds up’ your metabolism do not so much speed things up as cause your metabolism to work harder to produce the end product.

    Coffee

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      Drinking coffee can also cause excessive sweating. The drink contains caffeine, which is a well-known stimulant. While it is popular for powering most people to work early before day breaks, caffeine also stimulates your central nervous system. Therefore, not only does it jolt your senses, but it also jolts your sweat glands, which could cause you to break a sweat even before arriving at the office. Arriving at work drenched in your perspiration is not a good look for you in the office.

      Therefore, if you experience sweating and are a regular coffee drinker, it is best to (gasp) cut out coffee, and you may find yourself relieved with having drier clothes and body. If you cannot resist consuming freshly brewed coffee to start your mornings, then you should settle with chilled caffeinated drinks instead.

      Fruits and Vegetables

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        Followers of raw food and vegetarian diets will vouch for this because they are comprised of complex carbohydrates and fiber, fruits and vegetables use a greater amount of energy to digest than processed foods. This energy is created by metabolism which works faster to cope. Eating onions and garlic and anything that is high in vitamin B can also make you sweat a lot too. B vitamins raise the body’s internal temperature thus making you sweat more than normal.

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        Lean Proteins

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          According to Vanderbilt University, sweating due to a high consumption of protein is the body disposing urea. The substance is formed during a protein breakdown in the body, causing your body to sweat more than usual.

          Turkey and chicken and fish are the greatest sources of lean protein as they develop naturally lower in fat than red meats. Research has shown that protein assists in boosting metabolic rate because, just like fiber, it is less easily digested and therefore burns more energy to digest which leads to sweating.

          Alcohol

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            From a more practical standpoint, alcohol helps you drown your sorrows until you are in a drunken stupor. However, as you fill your body with alcoholic beverages, your blood vessels also widen. This process referred to as vasodilation causes your pores to enlarge, which gives way for sweat to come out easier from your body.

            If you are lucky enough, instead of projectile vomiting due to so much alcohol, you’d be sweating bullets instead. Unless you prefer the other way around.

            To recap, if you cut spicy foods, coffee, and alcohol out of your diet and regular daily routine, you may be surprised to notice a substantial decrease in the amount of sweat you produce.

            So be cautious of what you eat and drink and cut off these foods in your daily routine to stop sweating so much and live the life that you want.

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            How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

            How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

            Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

            You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

            Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

            1. Work on the small tasks.

            When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

            Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

            2. Take a break from your work desk.

            Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

            Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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            3. Upgrade yourself

            Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

            The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

            4. Talk to a friend.

            Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

            Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

            5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

            If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

            Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

            Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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            6. Paint a vision to work towards.

            If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

            Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

            Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

            7. Read a book (or blog).

            The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

            Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

            Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

            8. Have a quick nap.

            If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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            9. Remember why you are doing this.

            Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

            What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

            10. Find some competition.

            Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

            Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

            11. Go exercise.

            Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

            Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

            As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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            Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

            12. Take a good break.

            Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

            Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

            Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

            Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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