Breaking five unhealthy habits can make you reach your weight-health goals.
No TV while eating — and only as much as you exercise. Studies show that watching TV — or any other “screen time,” such as computer use — is a driver of weight gain. You aren't moving, and there's a good chance you're also sipping or nibbling on something.
So spend only as much leisure time watching TV — or in front of any screen — as you spend exercising. That way, you're breaking the bad habit of mindless eating and adding the good habit of being more active.
No sugar — except what's naturally found in fruit. When you want something sweet, eat fruit. Otherwise, stay away from sugar and sweetened foods, including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, jam and jelly, candy, desserts and soda. Alcohol also counts as a sweet.
Keep in mind that many artificially sweetened foods like candy, cookies, cakes, ice cream and yogurt can still pack lots of calories. Relying on fruit to satisfy your cravings is a healthier, lower-calorie habit.
No snacks except fruits and vegetables.
Common snacks typically have a lot of calories and little nutritional value. If you're hungry between meals, eat only fruits and vegetables and nothing else.
Snacking on healthy fruits and vegetables a couple of times a day can help you manage your health & weight. Stock your home with a variety of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruits.
When you consume dairy products, consume them in moderation — Full-fat dairy products contain saturated fat that can raise your cholesterol.
No eating at restaurants — unless the meal fits the Shedding it off program. Eating out is associated with weight gain. The tantalizing sights and smells of a restaurant, deli counter, bakery display, food court or concession stand entice you with high-calorie menu items and large portions.
When you must eat out, make sure you order foods and beverages that fit your new good habits
Changing habits is challenging, and with confidence and the right mental attitude you can surprise yourself by feeling while experiencing your personal success.
Keep in Mind that;
Your immediate goal is to start for only two weeks. See the results, then when favorable continue on.!
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Mental shifts can curb cravings
Do you find yourself heading to the vending machine every afternoon?
Or wanting something sweet between meals?
Visualize replacing the image of the food you're craving with a healthier, satisfying option.
Or picture yourself feeling good about your body or doing a favorite activity.