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7 Bad Habits To Avoid To Stay Healthy

posted in Health & Fitness
04/17/2015
  • Why do some people simply pack on the pounds effortlessly? It’s not always genetics and it’s not always gluttony and you can’t always blame it on lack of exercise. Indeed, getting fat is often a result of some simple—and easily correctible—bad habits, especially when it comes to dining out.
    Why do some people simply pack on the pounds effortlessly? It’s not always genetics and it’s not always gluttony and you can’t always blame it on lack of exercise. Indeed, getting fat is often a result of some simple—and easily correctible—bad habits, especially when it comes to dining out.
  • 1. AVOID USE LARGER PLATES

    When offered two plate sizes, 98.6 percent of those with the highest BMI took the larger of the two plates to the buffet. A bigger plate tricks your eye into thinking you’re not eating as much when you stuff more food onto the surface—and into your mouth. Use a smaller plate, get a smaller belly.

    Bonus tip: The same principle holds true for drinks. The larger the cup, the bigger your gut. And one of the biggest sources of hundreds of extra calories in your diet? Booze.

  • 2. AVOID EAT WHILE LOOKING AT FOOD

    Of those with high BMIs, 41.7 percent took seats that overlooked the buffet, instead of sitting in a booth or facing in a different direction. The sight of food tends to make our minds think we have more work to do, eating-wise. Keep your food stored in the fridge or stashed in the pantry, not out on the countertops.

  • 3. AVOID EAT WITH MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

    While Chinese buffets offer chopsticks, 91.3 percent of obese patrons opt for forks. That just makes it easier to shovel in the food!

  • 4. AVOID CLEAN YOUR PLATES

    Of those patrons who were the heaviest, 94 percent cleaned their plates so there was nothing left. Ignore Mom’s advice—let a little linger. (Feel the need to finish all of it? Try the 7 Ways to Eat More and Lose Weight ( http://www.eatthis.com/7-ways-eat-more-lose-weight) to feel satisfied while you slim down.)

  • 5. AVOID CHEW LESS

    Researchers actually monitored the chewing habits of the buffet-goers and discovered that the heaviest one-third among them chewed their food an average of 11.9 times before swallowing. The middle one-third chewed an average of 14 times, and the leanest one-third chewed 14.8 times.

  • 6. AVOID DIVE IN

    The leanest people in the study typically took a lap around the buffet first, to plot out what they wanted to eat. But the more overweight group charged right in; doing so means you may fill up on some less appealing items, then have to go back to snag that one nosh you have to have but missed the first time.

  • 7. AVOID SKIP BREAKFAST

    A simple habit, but it raises your risk of obesity by a whopping 450 percent! If you're always running out the door in the morning, try these 10 Instant Breakfasts for Weight Loss ( http://www.eatthis.com/10-best-instant-breakfasts-weight-loss ) instead of skipping the vital meal altogether.

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