For many people, time spent quarantined was not good for dieting or losing weight, ans thus the Quarantine 15 was born.

Some Jersey Shore residents found a way to keep the workouts going, but for many others, the upheaval of our schedules meant we were not eating or exercising regularly, and therefore may have put on a few pounds.

You are certainly not alone, and experts have been trying to pinpoint reasons you are having trouble dropping the pounds. This is critical information with beach season suddenly thrust upon us here at the Jersey Shore.

The folks at Eat This, Not That! have compiled a list of their 25 bad habits that make it impossible to lose weight. We've chosen 5 of those to highlight. These may be things you're not even thinking of, but they certainly have been part of our reality lately.

Here they are. We hope they can help you reach your goals...

Skipping Meals...Experts say 20% of Americans skip meals to lose weight, but it's not the way to go. Skipping meals can actually make you gain weight. And that's exactly what you don't want.

Rushing Through Meals...How about this fact from the experts. Your stomach takes 20 minutes to tell your brain it's full, so rushing a meal may make you over-eat because the full message hasn't gotten to your brain yet.

Binge Watching... We've been doing a lot of binge watching, and therefore we've been doing a lot of extra eating. A recent study says overweight people who cut back their TV by 50% saved 119 calories per day.

You're Always Sitting...We all have been sitting more recently, and that is not helping. Check out these statistics. We sit 67 hours a week. We are only moving for 7 of the 24 hours in a day.  That's a lot of sitting.

Add Ins To Your Coffee...Here's the heartbreaking phrase from the article. "If your coffee tastes like ice cream, you're doing it wrong". I don't know about you, but I've been doing it wrong. Experts say lay off the sugar and lay off the creamer.

Now remember, these are just 5 of the 25 suggestions in the article. So check out the rest, and good luck. We hope these tips help in some way as you try to reach your goals. And remember, lots of us are going through this. You are definitely not alone.

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