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Enjoy Your Food With Healthy Eating Habits

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When it comes to your personal nutrition, there are several practices that you should avoid. Stay away from these bad eating habits to get on the fast track to a healthier life, leaner body, and more satisfying eating experience.

Skipping Breakfast

As far as ideas go, skipping breakfast is a pretty bad one. Not only does starting the day with a healthy breakfast give you a boost of energy, and help clear the fog out of your brain, it also helps you make healthy eating choices throughout the entire day.

Eating Before Bed

If you’re seeking sweet dreams, avoid eating before bedtime. Eating fatty foods before bed will slow down the emptying of the stomach, exacerbating indigestion, while spicy foods can lead to heartburn and indigestion.

Binge Eating

Unfortunately, food binges usually come in the form of fatty snack foods like chips, pizza, or cookies. Gorging yourself on said foods will likely lead to weight gain, dissatisfaction, and a feeling that you lack discipline.

Starving Yourself

Contrary to what you may think, the body’s first reaction to starvation is weight gain via the storage of fat. When you don’t eat for long periods of time, your body thinks it needs to store calories as fat because it doesn’t know when the chance to eat will come again. And then, the fat remains with you.

Eating While Busy With Another Task

Not only is eating while doing something else a great way to get food all over yourself, it also tends to lead to overeating, and subsequently, weight gain. Plus, once you begin eating while doing something else, you often can’t stop, and it becomes a mechanical act.

Eating Too Fast

Start slowing things down at your next meal. Eating too quickly isn’t doing you any favors. Shoveling your food at warp speed will not only make you look like you just walked out of the Neolithic ages, it also encourages weight gain.

Not Drinking Enough Water

It’s no secret that water is necessary for the optimal functioning of all life forms, humans included. What’s surprising is that not drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day can actually slow down your metabolism, making weight gain a likely possibility. Water is necessary for all metabolic functions, including calorie burning.

In all, if a person follows these easy steps, healthy eating habits should be the result. Enjoy your food and slow down, it will help you to better enjoy your life.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on July 02, 2019.

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