10 Healthy Eating Habits to Pick Up

Small adjustments that can help you eat better and feel healthier

Try some new healthy eating habits.

Nail biting, popping gum, and cracking knuckles are just a few of the fairly offensive (or just really annoying) common bad habits. Resolving to kick a bad habit isn't as simple as hitting the off switch to change your ways. It takes time, effort, and a solid plan to make a shift in one’s habits. The same principles apply to eating habits, and the most offensive “bad” eating habits go much deeper than chewing with your mouth open.

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Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to your eating habits. We tend to eat too much, too often, or at the wrong time of day. We often fall victim to common mishaps by torturing our bodies with fad diets, drinking our calories, and distracting ourselves when we sit down to eat. Due to ignorance or lack of time, people often skirt proper eating habits that would help to promote healthier lifestyles, and end up damaging more than just their waistline.

Food is more than necessary fuel to live. For some, it has a constant presence in and hold on their lifestyles in both positive and negative ways. Changing the way you think about your food will lead to a change in the way you consume it.

But what does it take to create a healthy eating lifestyle for yourself? It all begins with taking stock of your daily eating activities. These tips may not only help you lose weight, but they may also change your relationship with food for the better, forever.


Story was originally published on January 4, 2012.