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Weight Loss: Must Avoid These 4 Worst Dietary Habits!

You always want a slim and toned figure, but it's tough to resist the impulse to indulge in "sinful" eating.

Shruti Kandwal
Weight Loss: Must Avoid These 4 Worst Dietary Habits!
Weight Loss: Must Avoid These 4 Worst Dietary Habits!

Overeating and weight gain are caused by more than simply a lack of willpower. It's sometimes the sneaky bad habit you picked up without even realizing it, like rushing out the door without breakfast some mornings or eating chips while watching your favorite TV show.

The next thing you know, one small bad habit has added up to a significant amount of weight gain. Worst of all, you may be completely unaware of what you're doing to your diet.

Here are some dietary habits one should avoid to have a healthy diet.

 Mindless eating is the reason behind several health complications

Before 7 p.m., a nutritious diet provides enormous mental satiation, but what about the hunger pangs, the taste buds that have been craving those sweet pies, cakes, rich fried dinners, and crunchy packaged food, tempting you in those brilliant and colorful packets?

You always want a slim and toned figure, but it's tough to resist the impulse to indulge in "sinful" eating. You skip junk food in favor of bright salads and roasted vegetables, yet your stomach can only be satisfied after a hearty meal.

Even though fast food has negative consequences due to its low nutritional value and potentially toxic components, the body still demands carbs and fats. According to a paper published in a health journal, anytime, a person needs anything, his body sends him a signal which is generated by deficiencies in his body.

The sweet tooth

"When you're tired, studies suggest that you're more likely to resort to sweets for energy or to wake up," says dietician Anna Taylor, MS. The elaborately decorated confectioneries and other sweetmeat shops, provide seductive treats like shakes, smoothies, waffles, and pancakes, among other things.

Sugary processed meals cause the release of the "feel-good" neurochemical dopamine in the reward center of your brain. Sugar cravings can be caused by a variety of conditions including depression, lack of sleep, period cravings, and diabetes.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a sweet treat now and then is great, but not every day. Sweet cravings sometimes occur as a result of dehydration, not because we are used to eating them. We may reduce our desires for sweets by educating ourselves on the health risks involved, eating more protein, exercising, and getting enough sleep.

Stress Eating

Emotional eating occurs as a result of work stress, money worries, relationship difficulties, or health issues. According to several studies, stress eating is more common in women than in males. People eat to ease their emotions, and emotional eaters crave comfort foods like ice cream, cookies, chocolates, chips, French fries, and pizza, which leads to weight gain. Stress and overeating have been related to weight increase by researchers.

Careless eating

When a person's brain is preoccupied, he is unaware of what he is eating or how much he is eating. It's just eating without hunger to avoid boredom and to keep the mind from wandering due to television, conversations, and other distractions. Have you ever seen a hot celebrity on TV eating a juicy burger and felt tempted to order one? The main causes of mindless eating are external sources such as food commercials on television and billboards.

It's difficult, but not impossible, to transition from mindless or careless eating to mindful eating. Mindful eating isn't about eating the right food at the right time; it's about using all of your senses and being present when buying, cooking, serving, and consuming your meal. Concentration, digestion, and anxiety are all improved by mindful eating. As a result, become a mind FUL eater rather than a mind LESS eater.

The big portions

With so many delicious food options and so many quick snacks accessible, it's simple to overeat without thinking about portion sizes. Eating large portions promotes body fat, disrupts hunger regulation, increases illness risk, inhibits brain function, and can cause severe indigestion.

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