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10 unhealthy habits that are worse for you than you thought

It’s not too late to reverse your worst habits (stopping smoking, drinking, over-eating and more) and immediately start living a happier, healthier life.

Snacking when you’re not hungry
Snacking when you’re not hungry
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Losing touch with your body’s natural hunger and satisfaction signals can lead to chronic overeating and unhealthy extra kilograms – which increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease and other serious conditions. And if it’s junk foods you snack on, you’re also flooding your body with unhealthy ingredients. By paying attention to your hunger signals and switching to healthy snacks, you can boost nutrition, control cravings and avoid energy slumps. Your weight will fall to a healthier level, and you’ll replace unhealthy trans and saturated fat, sugar, refined carbohydrates and extra sodium with more nutritious fare.
 
How to fix it: Eat because you’re hungry – not because you’re stressed, bored, angry or sad. And finish eating when you feel just a little bit full, not stuffed. Avoid keeping unhealthy food in your home, or at least make sure you have more healthy foods like fresh fruits, veggies and nuts. Think low-fat versus fatty treats; whole-grain versus unhealthy carbs. And when you eat those healthy snacks, eat them as if they were a meal: on a plate, accompanied by a glass of water, with you sitting down at the table.

Check out this list of foods, processed goods, ingredients and chemicals that nutritionists won’t put on their plates – so you shouldn't either.
 



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