Thursday, November 20, 2008

How Eating Affects Your Diet

How Eating Affects Your Diet

Weight gain is often the result of certain bad lifestyle habits that you have developed over the years. Following a strict diet plan or exercising rigorously is of no use unless you get rid of these bad lifestyle habits. Once you do away with these bad lifestyle habits, you will be able to get rid of fat easily and quickly.

It is good to address these bad habits when they are still at the budding stage. If these bad habits become part of your routine, you will find it hard to eradicate them. Once bad habits become part of our life, we fail to realize that these are indeed bad habits. Over time, these bad habits affect our health severely and inflict us with several lifestyle related diseases. Obesity is one such disease.

Here are the two bad lifestyle habits that you need to address in order to lose weight successfully:

1. Overeating: Why do you overeat? What is the reason behind overeating. You may or may not believe it, but most people don't overeat because they are way too hungry; rather they overeat because of certain food triggers. Checking and getting rid of these food triggers should be your number one priority.

One such food trigger is emotional eating. If you eat simply because you are depressed, tired or worried about something, you need to realize that food is not the solution to your problems. Food can never rid you of your worries, depression or fatigue. You need to address these individual problems one by one rather than trying to get relief from food.

2. The types of foods you eat: When you suffer from emotional problems, more often than not you will eat foods that give you pleasure and comfort. And funny enough, these foods often turn out to be junk foods such as burgers, soda, ice cream, etc. If these foods are at the top of your food list, you need to strike them out.

Try to derive pleasure from healthy foods. Remember that it was your bad lifestyle habits that brought you here and developing good eating habits is a first great step to losing weight. When you do that, you will get 'relief' from your emotional problems, while at the same time not putting on any additional pounds.

Don't try to make drastic changes in your lifestyle at one go! Don't try to get rid of all the bad habits at once. This is simply not feasible. If you try to eradicate the bad habits one by one, you will find it easier to do! Also, by getting rid of one bad habit, you will often get rid of another one that was thriving on your previous bad habit. When you clean your life of these villains, you will be able to live a positive and healthy life!

By: Bill Nad

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