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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 Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

            How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

            You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

            We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

            The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

            Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

            1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

            Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

            For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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            • (1) Research
            • (2) Deciding the topic
            • (3) Creating the outline
            • (4) Drafting the content
            • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
            • (6) Revision
            • (7) etc.

            Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

            2. Change Your Environment

            Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

            One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

            3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

            Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

            Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

            My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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            Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

            4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

            If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

            Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

            I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

            5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

            I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

            Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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            As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

            6. Get a Buddy

            Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

            I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

            7. Tell Others About Your Goals

            This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

            For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

            8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

            What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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            9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

            If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

            Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

            10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

            Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

            Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

            11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

            At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

            Reality check:

            I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

            Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

            More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

            Featured photo credit: Malvestida Magazine via unsplash.com

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