Thursday, May 24, 2012

15 Tips To Control Bad Eating Habits

We all have bad eating habits. What are yours? Is it eating junk food late at night?  Cheating on your diet program?  Drinking too much soda?

You probably find it a constant battle every single day. The first thing is to be aware of your bad habits before doing anything else.

These good old bad eating habits won't help you lose weight.

You will need an action plan. How many times have you tried before and have given up? Don't let failure, fear, insecurity hold you back. Habits have made you what you are today. Give yourself a chance. Bad habits have taken you a while to create so they won't disappear overnight.

Little changes that can result in an improved quality of life and on your way to reaching your weight loss goal.

Here are some little tips to help you break free of your bad habits:
  • Stop making excuses
  • Put a picture of yourself on the fridge (seeing is believing)
  • Look at yourself in the mirror and say: "I deserve to be happy"
  • Take small steps-One day at a time

The best tip for you is to focus your efforts on finding simple things you can do every day to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fat.

Make it easy for you not to indulge in your bad eating habits like:
  • Start your day with a healthy breakfast
  • Have fresh cut veggies and fruits available 
  • Keeping a pitcher of fresh water in the fridge instead of soda
  • Have fresh cut veggies and fruits available 
  • Eat breakfast
  • Downsize your plates
  • Add more veggies to bulk up meals
  • Eat 90% of your meals at home
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Eat one less cookie a day
  • Start walking
  • Watch an hour less of TV
  • Serve individual courses rather than piling everything on one plate
  • Carry nutritious snacks with you
  • When you're hungry, sniff a banana - try it 

Weight Loss Experts Advice:
If you do only 3 things to lose weight, make them these three:

Eat more vegetables:  Gram for gram, vegetables have a fraction of the calories that fats, eats and starches contain.  Fill up on greens and other colorful vegetables and you'll have less room for the higher-calorie foods.

Get more exercise:  Not only will you burn calories, but you'll build muscle that will boost your metabolism.

Decrease your portions:  Most of us eat more than we need to.  Gradually cut back on how much you serve yourself at mealtimes.