Old habits die hard. With food especially, it can be challenging to break free of a habit once it sticks. But you can’t even start breaking your bad habits if you don’t know what they are.
Sure, some habits are easy to spot. For instance, if you reach for a cupcake every time you start to feel stressed, you’re probably aware that it isn’t the healthiest way to cope long-term. If you guzzle energy drinks day in and day out, that’s a habit that’s easy to spot. But what about the more subtle ones, the habits you might not even realize you’re guilty of?
Each and every day you make hundreds of decisions related to food. Most of these you just do without even thinking about it. But it can be helpful every now and then to take a step back and assess. Are the habits you’re used to following with your diet making you feel good? Are you feeling tired, lacking focus, or experiencing energy crashes? If so, it might be time to switch things up. Here are 16 common eating habits you should stop immediately.