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Nighttime snacking, emotional eating, junk-food binges — sound familiar? Break these common bad eating habits for quick weight loss. The next thing you know, one little bad habit can equal out to a lot of weight gain. Here, quick fixes for some of the most common bad eating and lifestyle habits that can cause you to pack on pounds.
Cornell University food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, discovered that the larger the plate or bowl you eat from, the more you unknowingly consume. In one recent study, Wansink found that moviegoers given extra-large containers of stale popcorn still ate 45 percent more than those snacking on fresh popcorn out of smaller containers holding the same amount.
The Fix: Eat from smaller dishes. Try swapping out your large dinner plate for a salad plate, and never eat straight from a container or package. Diet folklore suggests that eating at night is almost never a good idea if you want to lose weight.
Researchers at Northwestern University found that mice given high-fat foods during the day when these nocturnal animals should have been sleeping gained ificantly more weight than mice given the same diet at night. The Fix: The diet take-away here? If a craving hits, wait 10 minutes. The Fix: Keep only healthy snacks within reach, such as hummus, carrots and cucumber slices, air-popped popcorn, yogurt, and almondssays Jessica Crandall, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
When you skip meals, your metabolism begins to slow, Crandall explains, plus, breakfast gives you that boost of energy you need to take on your day. A new study of Chinese schoolchildren found that those who skipped breakfast gained ificantly more weight over a two-year period than those who ate a morning meal. The Fix: Have ready healthy breakfast foods you can consume on the run, Crandall says. You had a bad day at the office, and when you get home, you open the refrigerator and eat — not a good diet strategy.
A of studies confirm that emotions, both positive and negative, can cause people to eat more than they should, an easy weight-loss stumbling block.
The Fix: Find a new stress-buster, Crandall says. If you gulp down your meal in 10 minutes or less, you could end up eating way more than you need. In a study of 3, men and women, Japanese researchers found that eating too quickly was strongly associated with being overweight. The Fix: To slow down your eatingphysically put your fork down between bites, take smaller bites, and be sure to chew each bite thoroughly.
Also, drinking water throughout your meal will help you slow down and feel fuller as you go. Could not getting enough sleep ruin your weight-loss efforts? Yes, according to a recent analysis by researchers in Tokyo. They found that men and women who slept five hours or less a night were more likely to gain weight than those who slept seven hours or more. The Fix: Establish a routine for yourself, and try to go to bed and wake up at about the same times every day, even on weekends. Keep the bedroom dark and comfortable, and avoid TV or computers for at least an hour before bed.
If you need extra motivation to shut off the lights early, remember that the better you sleep, the better the when you step on the scale in the morning. A new study found that teens who played video games for just one hour ate more the rest of the day, which resulted in weight gain. Another study found that eating comfort food actually triggers feelings of happiness in humans. The key to weight-loss success is to identify what you really want, and indulge in your favorite foods in moderation as special treats, not every day. Health Topics. Health Tools. Medically Reviewed.
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