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Are These Bad Habits Keeping You Fat

Jun 6, 2008
How great would you life be if we all didn't have any bad habits? Unfortunately, we all know this isn't possible; no one can avoid bad habits there are so many out there. But there are ways we can reduce the number of ones we do take up.

Take for example the bad habits you may have that are making you overweight. You don't need to be a brain surgeon to realize that if you eat badly and take no action to correct this you'll continue to gain weight.

But as we know, we all need food to survive, so we can't just stop eating altogether. Well you could, but you wouldn't be around too long to show off your new figure :) Instead you need to look at the habits that aren't serving you and are keeping you overweight.

Here are 6 bad habit that are keeping you fat.

1. To start to lose weight you need to think differently about food, you need to see food rather as the fuel your body needs to get through your day rather than how much of this can I pack in at each sitting.

2. Lack of exercise is another bad habit that can be keeping you over weight. You know deep down that you really should be increasing how much you exercise, and have every intention of doing it but you give up because it seems too hard or you don't have enough energy to even start.

To start to get rid of this habit take it slowly you shouldn't expect yourself to go straight out the door tomorrow and do a half marathon! Take it gradually and work your way up. Take up a sport or hobby that makes you have fun and makes you break out in a sweat, even if it's only chasing the kids around the back garden.

Also it may sound like a contradiction but if you are lacking in energy, the only way you can increase your energy levels is to start to burn more energy.

3. Avoid skipping meals this bad habit can be caused by poor time management or just thinking that a meal missed will make a difference to your waistline. Unfortunately it will, but in the wrong direction. By skipping meals you usually overeat at your next meal or grab the most convenient thing that's usually heavy in calories or fat.

4. Although I've talk about bad habits here a good habit you next habit you should take up is to never do your grocery shopping on an empty stomach. When you've got a empty stomach it can be really hard to focus on the right things to buy and you usually come home with things that really aren't going to help with your weight loss. A way to get around this is to make up a grocery list at home and stick to it religiously, if it isn't on the list don't buy it!

Also as a side note always go to the fruit and vegetable section first and fill up there before visiting the rest of the store. This leaves you with less room in your trolley or basket to put other less healthy options in.

5. Never eat while standing or watching TV, this bad habit can really affect your waist line. By eating in front of a TV your mind is distracted and you're not consciously aware of how much food you're putting in your mouth, you look down and suddenly your plates empty and you don't even remember eating it or even tasting it.

6. Get out of the habit of having to clear your plates during meal times. It may have been something your mother liked seeing when you were a child but you don't need to continue this way. If you find it hard to get out of this habit just buy smaller plates, this way your conscience is clear and you've still eaten less.

Finally

I hope this short article has given you some ideas of habits you can change in your life to lose weight in a healthy way. Remember for every habit there is a way to avoid it or a way around it, you just need a bit of creative thinking.
About the Author
Barry J McDonald is the author of "The Conquering Cellulite Guide", a free 41 page report that shows you the best and the worst treatments for cellulite. Drop by www.EscapeFromFat.com now for your copy while its still available.
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