Seven eating habits you should stop now.
Eating “Diet” Food
First, they’re usually packed with lots of unwanted additives and impossible-to-pronounce ingredients. And let’s face it, they’re just not filling or satisfying. Dozens and dozens of clients say that after eating a frozen diet entrée, bar or dessert, they were left with lingering hunger and thoughts of food, which led to nibbling on other foods — grabbing a jar of almond butter and a spoon, a handful of cereal or a second (or third) “diet” product. As a result, they wind up taking in far more calories than they would have if they had prepared a healthy, satisfying meal. And here’s the kicker: A 2010 study found that we burn about 50 percent more calories metabolizing whole foods versus processed foods.
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