March is National Nutrition Month! In light of this, let's focus on making healthier lifestyle choices and habits. Here are a few common unhealthy habits, and tricks on how to break the habit:
HABIT: Confusing Hunger for Thirst
BREAK IT: Have one full glass of water 30 minutes before every meal and 15 minutes before snacking, to allow your body to differentiate between hunger and thirst.
HABIT: Eating Meals While Distracted
BREAK IT: Eating in front of the TV or computer cause most people to overeat. Turn off appliances and focus on the food!
HABIT: Eating Too Fast
BREAK IT: Chew each bite 15 times before swallowing, and put down your fork between bites. This allows time to digest food properly instead of stuffing yourself to the brim.
HABIT: Late Night Snacking
BREAK IT: Focus on eating adequate portions throughout the day to help you avoid late night cravings. If you must snack, reach for a piece of fruit or whole wheat crackers instead of chips or cookies.