5 Steps to Improve Bad Eating Habits

Improve your bad eating habits, one step at a time. You need to consciously replace bad foods with good foods over and over again. Sometimes it starts by you throwing away all the bad foods in your pantry and starting over.


Take these 5 "action steps" to improve your eating habits:

1. Don't try any diet that omits one of the macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat).

Your body's metabolism needs all 3 macronutrients to work efficiently.

Once you have your foundational menu "down pat," special menu tactics like "carb cycling" can work to help you reach more advanced fat loss goals.

2. Set your daily calorie intake based on your basal metabolic rate, activity level and goals. This way, you won't eat too much or too little.

Maintaining the right amount of calorie deficit (burning more calories than you consume) is the key to burning fat and losing weight. For instance, if you eat 1,000 calories a day for too long, your body will store fat as a survival mechanism. It thinks you are starving.

3. Research has proven that you will have a better chance of succeeding with your meal plan and fat loss if you keep a food journal.

By logging your actual food choices, you are holding yourself accountable throughout the day. You will also be forced to plan your meals better. It will also help protect you from binge eating and emotional eating if you write down why you eat what you eat!

Once you get a good feel for how you need to eat, you may not need a daily food journal.

4. Plan and pack your lunches and snacks instead of eating out at work. This will help prevent haphazard and graze eating. If you eat at a restaurant for dinner, check out the menu online so you know what to order. Most restaurants now have a "healthy foods" menu.

5. Forget the fad diets and make the commitment to a lifetime of good nutrition. Fad diets teach you to starve yourself. You can't maintain a fad diet.

As soon as you start eating "normal" again, you will regain more weight than you lost. And, you still haven't learned how to eat better.

Start taking these steps today to help you burn fat.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES

About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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