In all honesty, no one eats healthily all the time. Even fitness enthusiasts like to enjoy a cheat meal or a binge-Sunday once in a while. But when unhealthy eating becomes a habit, most people end up with obesity, diabetes, high blood sugar, cholesterol issues, and other health problems. If you have been struggling with your health lately, here the ten bad eating habits that are making you unhealthy:
- Skipping breakfast
Skipping breakfast is the worst mistake that most people make, either in a hurry or while trying to lose weight. When you skip breakfast, you disturb your body’s fast-eat rhythm after waking up. Your body requires fuel to start the day and make your muscles and mind ready for the day. However, when it doesn’t get any energy, you feel sleepy and fatigued the rest of the day. It also upsets your metabolism and slows it down. You’re likely to overeat at lunch with a much slower metabolism resulting in weight gain. People who skip breakfast also put themselves at a greater risk for hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac issues.
Eating just before going to bed
As the day passes, your metabolism slows down. Like other parts of your body, your stomach needs rest too. When you eat just before going to bed, you put an extra workload on your stomach, upsetting your digestive system. It may also cause heartburn which leads to sleep disturbances. Without adequate sleep, you cannot function correctly during the day. It is a dangerous cycle that goes on and on, damaging your health severely over time.
Too much salt
Many of us have the habit of devouring too much salt in our everyday eating routine. You might be wondering how? I don’t even put that much salt in my food? The truth is, many processed foods and canned items have high levels of sodium in them. Overeating salt not only puts you at a higher risk for heart diseases and blood pressure issues, but it also causes fluid retention and damages your kidneys. Try to cut back on salt by limiting processed and junk foods.
Not drinking enough water
Adults require 8-12 glasses of water to keep their body function healthily. However, many of us have a terrible habit of not keeping ourselves hydrated. Dehydration leads to a buildup of toxins, fatigue, headaches and may even lower your body’s ability to fight against diseases and infections. If you’re still not convinced about adding more water to your routine, know that not drinking enough water makes you age faster and affects your appearance. If you want to have youthful ever-glowing skin along with other health benefits, stay hydrated!
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Too much caffeine
Most working people habitually drink too much tea or coffee during their busy schedule to stay alert and active. Some people also have a great fondness for sodas. In any case, you might be loading your body with excess caffeine. Caffeine is known to induce alertness. Having extra amounts in your body can trigger and worsen anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. It can also blood pressure issues and lead to caffeine addiction. Though staying alert is essential, try to limit your caffeine intake to stay healthy.
Do you eat processed foods too often? From canned items to bags of your favorite chips and biscuits, processed foods are loaded with salt, sugar, fat, and harmful calories. People who eat processed foods are likely to develop heart problems, obesity, cholesterol issues, and even cancer. If you suffer from depression, processed foods can act as a trigger and worsen your condition. Go for natural alternatives and opt for healthy greens in your diet.
Following unhealthy diet plans
With the increase in unhealthy food items, many people struggle with weight issues. However, most people want quick results without putting in much effort. As a result, they adopt unhealthy diet plans and eating patterns to meet their goals, raising havoc on their health. Your body is your home, and you need to be kind to it. Keep your goals realistic and set up a healthy diet plan with an exercise routine to get fit. Though it may sound like a lot of work, all healthy eating habits require is self-love and motivation!
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!