Keeping a healthy eating habit should become an important part of your daily routine. Cut down on junk food. Prioritize your breakfast. Practice mindful eating.
Let’s start with late night snack!
Eating in the evening is not recommended, especially if you are trying your best to lose weight. It’s not just what you eat but also when you eat that counts.
If you’re a regular night eater like me, you should quit to avoid health issues and a better night’s sleep. Common effects of eating at night include:
- heart disease
- Increased blood sugar level
- Obesity and acidity
The later you eat, the less your body is ready to sleep, which is why sometimes after eating you don’t find that comfortable position in bed. Eating late can also affect your memory and efficiency the next day. You may feel sluggish and full of gas.
So what is the Solution?
Brush your teeth after dinner and before bed to discourage you from eating. If you still want to eat, wait 10 minutes and see if the urge goes away. If you must, eat fruit, crackers with cottage cheese, or string cheese.
Skip breakfast is a no-no.
Skipping breakfast is common among parents, working people, or students who leave home early to catch the bus or train. By skipping breakfast, you slow down your metabolism, reduce your level of energy, concentration and productivity. Plus, skipping breakfast can lead to huge food cravings that could cause you to overeat later in the day — you might end up snacking more or eating larger meals at dinner before bedtime.
So what is the Solution?
If you skip breakfast, try to wake up early so you can get ready, eat, and catch up. Try not to rush breakfast, make it the most important meal of the day. To help boost your metabolism, try eating a low-GI breakfast with protein to help you overeat throughout the day. These include bananas, eggs, peanut butter, berry smoothies, and slow-release oatmeal.
Don’t eat too many snacks
Eating too many snacks is an unhealthy eating habit that needs to be controlled. Healthy snacks are a great light meal option, but too many healthy snacks can still make you unhealthy and give you issues like;
- unwanted weight gain
- Increased risk of heart disease
If you often feel the need to eat even when you are full, it may be the result of an eating disorder.
What is the solution
Reduce your snacks. Also make sure you only buy healthy snacks, why not try hummus, cottage cheese, carrots, cucumber slices, air-popped popcorn, yogurt, nuts, etc. Stop buying unhealthy snacks.
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