If you are trying to lose weight at the moment, then you know as well as I do that it is very difficult trying to give up bad habits (such as late-night snacking, having a soda with every meal, etc.). However, there is one bad habit that you may still be doing and don’t even realize it. Or perhaps maybe you do realize it and you just can’t seem to stop. Whatever the case may be, I hope that this article will enlighten you and give you the power you need to stop this bad habit once and for all!
Okay, I’m going to get straight to the point because if you are reading this article, chances are you are sick and tired of not getting results, and you just want to figure out what could be causing the problem. With that said, one common bad habit that may be ruining your diet is excessive taste testing while cooking meals and excessively snacking throughout the day.
This is a very common problem that some people don’t even realize they are doing, and some people are actually in denial that they are doing it. Saying things such as “I’m only eating a small portion”, etc. is very common. The problem is that eating that small portion… SEVERAL times throughout the day… will certainly add up… and especially if it’s a high calorie, high carb, and/or high fat type of food.
So, what can you do to get rid of this bad habit?
Well, it’s not as simple as just stopping it. This is one of those things you have to cleverly eliminate without doing it directly. Otherwise, if you try to eliminate this problem directly, you run the risk of feeling deprived… which will then lead to you losing motivation with your weight loss goals… and then ultimately giving up all together.
What I recommend you do to help stop this problem is to first ensure that the foods that are in your home are nothing but healthier food options. If you have chips, cookies, and other bad foods lying around, chances are, this will cause you to lose control and snack on these foods throughout the day.
Another thing I recommend you do is a type of dieting that will not only help you end this bad habit, but will also boost your metabolism, and cause you to lose pounds of fat lightning fast and consistently. This type of dieting is eating more frequently throughout the day with small meal options. The meals must contain different types of nutrients (especially the one’s that will satisfy hunger), and you must rotate the meals around (known as shifting calories).
The program I went on (which you can learn more about it HERE) that was based on this method enabled me to not only lose a little over 50 pounds in 8 weeks, I was also able to stop feeling the urge to excessively taste test while cooking foods, mindlessly snacking throughout the day, etc.
The reason why this works so well is because with you eating more often in strategic patterns, you are not just causing your metabolism to go crazy, you are also eliminating the urges to nick pick on foods throughout the day. And of course keeping those bad foods that you just can’t resist out of your house is certainly a good step forward to eliminating this damaging habit.