Bad eating habits are largely caused by unhealthy eating. Eating a bag of potato chips while watching TV once in awhile or binging on food during a party will probably not cause you any harm. However, when these actions become repetitive, they develop into habits. At first determine your bad habits and then try to avoid them.
Everybody has bad habits, especially when it comes to eating. Some of us snack incessantly while we work. Others are prone to guzzling a beer or three every night then crashing out on the couch. More than a few of us enjoy midnight snacks — usually delicious junk foods like devil’s food cake, cheddar cheese or salami slices. But even if you’re a generally healthy guy, chances are you unknowingly engage in habits that are detrimental to your health and your physique.
Bad eating habits seriously eat away at your health. They can make you fat, sluggish and generally unhealthy
“Many people are skeptical about changing their diets because they have grown accustomed to eating or drinking the same foods, and there is a fear of the unknown or trying something new,” says John Foreyt, PhD, director of the Baylor College of Medicine Behavioral Medicine Research Center.
Even when you want to change, old habits die hard.
Foreyt says tackling bad eating and exercise habits requires a three-pronged approach:
- Being aware of the bad habits you want to fix.
- Figuring out why these habits exist.
- Figuring out how you’ll slowly change your bad eating and exercise habits into healthier new ones.
Here are some common bad eating habits that you should learn to avoid.
- Skipping Breakfast
- Food Binging
- Emotional Eating
- Eating during Other Activities
- Eating Late at Night
Just a few drinks can account for a quarter of your recommended daily calorie intake. Beer and alcohol if consumed on empty will go straight to your blood stream and get stored as fat . Added to that it will make you overeat by increasing your insulin levels, which causes the levels to plummet even lower,making you crave food you probably don’t need.
People should eat meals based on their wake/sleep cycle. That said, people who eat after their evening meal can consume excess calories that leads to weight gain. If you eat after your evening meal, you should ask yourself whether you are truly hungry or just bored and sleepy. Night eating can be associated with mild depression, low-self esteem, reduced daytime hunger and less weight loss in people who are already obese.