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Six Bad Eating Habits

Eating right

Do you have bad eating habits?

Many of us do and don’t even know it. How can you tell if you have bad eating habits.

First it’s not hard to figure out. If you are overweight or have little energy you probably have a few bad eating habits.Six bad eating habits

  • Eating Fast– Do you tend to gulp your food down and are done eating long before everyone else at the table. The best way to cure that is to take a forkful of food and then put your fork down. Chew that mouthful for 25 times before you swallow. Then pick up your fork and take your next bite. This habit take a while to learn and make it second nature, but it can be done. You will find that you will eat a lot less food this way.
  • Eating During Other Activities– Do start watching your favorite show and the next thing you know you have eaten a package of cookies or a package of chips. The best solution would be to make your kitchen or dining room to be the only place to eat. It takes a good deal of will-power but it works.
  •  Emotional Eating– Do you turn to food when you are happy, sad, tired or stress-out. That is a very common problem, but eating does not solve that problem. Try a different outlet, go for a walk, take a relaxing bath, pick up your favorite book.
  • Binging– Do you eat a whole bag of chips, a quart of ice cream or a bag of cookies at one sitting? Than you are a binge eater. The best approach is portion out the amount that you want and put the rest away. Make sure that you don’t go back for seconds.
  • Grazing– Do you do the cooking? Do you realize that you are picking at the food while you eat? Sometimes you can consume as many calories this way as you would by sitting down to dinner. Try to not taste everything while you are preparing dinner.
  •  Junk Food– Do you know how much junk food you eat in a day. Start taking a Six bad eating habitsmental inventory of what you eat, or better yet, write it down in a journal. Also read your labels. You will be surprised how much sugar and carbs are “healthy foods”. By writing every thing you eat down you have a true picture of just what you are eating.

I hope this article gives you a little insight into looking at our bad eating habits and some simple steps to change our bad habits and learn how to eat healthier.

 

Mind Over Matter

Think positive

First we have to start with our mindset. Our mind is a very powerful tool.abs

It can convince us of many things. If you really are serious about losing weight there are many tools available.

There are many weight loss programs out there, but some of them are very expensive and time-consuming.

Plus once you finish with a formal program you are very likely to regain the weight and maybe more.

There are many simpler ways to help you lose the weight and keep it off for good.

First you need to stop thinking DIET! We should think of a change in lifestyle.

Habit

You need to make these steps a habit.

A habit takes twenty-one days to become second nature, but the new habits will set you free.

You will feel like a new person.

Think positively about yourself. Think about all you have accomplished.

Thinking you can do this is a much better way to approach this rather than thinking you can’t do it.

If you think you can’t lose the weight, you won’t.

Think about what you are eating.

Mindless Eating

Many times we eat without thinking about it at all.

It’s very important to be aware of what you eat how often and when.

It’s best to eat all your meals at a dining table and not in front of a television or computer.

It will make you more aware of what and how much you have eaten.

Positive Mindset

Think of yourself as being slim and attractive looking.

The more you think it, the sooner it will happen.

Don’t think o.k. on Monday I’ll start a diet.

Don’t sabotage yourself by over eating until Monday.

So if you go off your good eating don’t just go on eating non-stop until Monday, curb it right now. 

 Start right now while you are reading this article.

Go to different, well-known diet websites and read all their success stories. This will help you to think, “if they can do it, so can I.”

Start being aware of everything you put in your mouth.

Grazer

Start by not eating in between meals. That was a hard one for me.

I was a “grazer”

Start by cutting out everything white, except cauliflower. Give up white potatoes, breads, starchy vegetables, and all processed foods.

Also anything containing sugar.

Be aware and read labels.

Look for anything in the list of ingredients ending in “lose.” It’s most likely a sugar or sugar by-product.

Try to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

They are better for you and do not contain any preservatives.

Always have a small portion of protein with every meal and try to stop snacking a lot. Allow yourself one snack per day.

Keep a food journal and record everything that you eat, and the amount.

You will be surprised at how much we consume without being aware.

If you eat until you feel stuffed, you have over eaten.

Try cutting your portions sizes in half, and eat slowly.

Put your fork down in between bites. Fill up on salads and vegetables.

The fiber is very good for your digestive tract.

Finally, get moving.

You don’t have to join a gym or buy expensive equipment.

If you haven’t exercised in a long time, take a walk, even if you can only walk for a short time.

It’s just important to get started. You will be surprised how soon you will be able to add more and more time to your walk.

As the pounds slip away you will feel very good about what you have accomplished. So just get started and congratulations ahead of time on your success.

If you want to jump-start your weight loss try fasting, intermittent fasting or juice fasting.

All three have shown great results very quickly.

You will be surprised at the amount of weight you will lose in a short period of time.

Plus it very good for you overall health.

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