What are unhealthy dietary habits?

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unhealthy dietary habits

Most of us indulge in unhealthy dietary habits in our daily routine where we eat carb-rich foods, fatty foods, skipping lunch/ breakfast, munching chips, drinking soda and others. Have a look at the unhealthy dietary habits which include the following:

One of the most common unhealthy eating habits includes starvation or skipping of meals. We skip our breakfast mostly when we are in a rush and need to reach the job immediately due to which we overeat and gain weight. Breakfast is one of the essential meals of the day where you get to consume enough calories and feel full throughout the day. Skipping meals reduces your metabolism level leading to overeating. Breakfast boosts your energy levels and keeps your metabolism fast. Our body starts storing excess fat and utilizes it for less energy leading to increase weight.

We eat whatever we get without even knowing how much calories we consume. We consume excess fats without even eating low fiber foods. We eat foods that are rich in salt and sugar that leads to weight gain. We eat junk foods and fulfill our cravings late at night with carbohydrate-rich foods. Sugary foods, caffeinated beverages, white flour, and carb-rich foods spike up your blood sugar levels and enhance the production of insulin within the body leading to metabolic changes within the body. The white carbs result in excess fat storage but less burnout of calories.

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We usually undergo dehydration as we consume less water throughout the day. Water is essential for the cells to perform functions properly and helps different organs of the body to carry out functions appropriately. The body needs appropriate amounts of water to burn excess fat within the body. It is essential that you drink 8-10 glasses of water each day so that you are able to lose weight and burn excess fats. Water flushes the toxins from the body and aids in reducing hunger. We consume excess caffeinated beverages, soda drinks and others which results in depletion of water. It is therefore essential that you drink enough water for both physical as well as mental health and prevent yourself against chronic medical conditions.

Nighttime snacking or mindless eating where we munch on snacks rather than proper meals makes us feel hungry again and again. Snacking is usually done on high-carb foods that are rich in calories. We indulge more in junk foods which include chocolates, candies, salty chips, carbonated beverages, and others. Try keeping healthy snacks around you at home so that you avoid munching on unhealthy snacks. Keep carrots, cucumber, and hummus in your reach so that you can munch on them and satisfy your cravings.

Emotional eating is also one of the unhealthy dietary habits where we start eating excessively without considering the number of calories. Whether you are suffering from a bad day at work, having some personal issues at home but you just open a pack of chips or have a carbonated drink and undergo emotional eating leading to weight gain and excess calorie consumption. It is advised that if you are undergoing a stressful situation, you can go out for some activities like jogging, walking, swimming, dancing at an aerobics class or performing yoga which helps you get rid of stress and allows you to relax peacefully.

Until Next Time,

Team Doctor ASKY!

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