5 Tips to Break an Unhealthy Habit

Everyone has some form of an unhealthy habit. The good news is, we can make unhealthy habits healthy! Perfection should never be the goal and often these mindsets lead to weight-loss failure. Incorporating healthy habits as part of your lifestyle will be the first step to achieving a healthier you.

Don’t Watch TV While you Eat!
All screens lead to weight gain and more often than not, we are munching on snack or meals while we watch our screens. Not only does this activity make us inactive but encourages to eat more as well! So, spend as much time watching any screen as you spend exercising.

Eliminate all Sugars Except Fruit

Eliminating sugar can be one of the hardest unhealthy habits to break. Luckily, not all sugars are created equal and fruit is the exception to the sugar rule. Relying on fruit to satisfy a sweet tooth is a much healthier and lower calorie indulgence than any artificially sweetened foods.

Avoid Eating at Restaurants

Eating out is the easiest way to gain weight. While we do have a level of control over what we order we can never be sure what kinds of oils or condiments are used and in what amounts.

Night-Time Snaking

Experts recommend that you should refrain from eating at least 2 hours before going to bed. In order to avoid late-night eating, make sure to keep healthy snacks on hand so that you can make a smart choice about what to eat when you finally get home.

Not drinking enough water

Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated? Up to 70 percent of the body is water, and we should be drinking about 8 glasses a day to replenish our supply. Being dehydrated makes us feel tired and hungry, which makes us reach for food when really, we should be reaching for a glass of water. So always carry a water bottle with you. You will feel the difference!