-There is no doubt this one ranks as the number one unhealthy eating habit. Breakfast is the first meal that your body has after working all night to repair muscle tissue, burn fat and nourish your cells. Not eating breakfast causes you to be lethargic, unfocused and edgy during those critical first hours of the day. Plus, you tend to overeat at the next meal.
2. Starving Yourself
Dieters have it all wrong. In order to burn calories, you have to eat calories, which come from food. Not eating causes your body to store calories instead of burning them, because your body thinks that it’s starving and tries to hold on to every bit of nourishment so that it can survive.
3. Mindless Eating
Eating while you work or eating while watching TV are examples of mindless eating. You’re not conscious of what or even how much you are actually ingesting, which can lead to overeating and weight gain.
4. Drinking Your Calories
Do you have juice with your breakfast, soda with lunch, and sweet tea with dinner? You probably didn’t realize it, but you’re drinking 1000 calories or more in addition to your daily intake of food. What about those in between meal drinks? The calories really add up. You’re pumping more sugar and carbs into your body than it can handle, so it stores all those “extra” calories as fat.
5. Eating Too Much
Just as not eating enough can be harmful to your system, eating too much can be just as unhealthy. Eating more than your body requires causes it to work overtime to digest all that food. What it can’t use, it stores as fat.
6. Not Drinking Enough Water
Your body is mostly water and uses water for all metabolic functions, including calorie burning. Not drinking enough water puts a strain on your system. Water also helps to cleanse and carry waste products from your cells out of your body.
By: Chloe Sudberry