Eating when you’re not hungry can create all kinds of problems. What’s generally snacked on is junk food, so unhealthy food is being consumed, causing weight to be gained, sodium to rise and cholesterol levels to go up.
Everyone likes to sit and watch a good movie, but Reader’s Digest points out that too much of a good thing can become bad. Sitting at the TV means you’re more prone to snack and less active. Use it wisely.
Taking vitamins is something many do without a second thought. As long as you don’t go past FDA-recommended allowances, you’ll be fine. Taking too much of certain vitamins and minerals can create serious health issues, though.
03. Skipping breakfast.
Often people who are trying to control what they eat skip breakfast because they aren’t hungry or just don’t have time. Make the time as skipping breakfast actually will cause you to gain weight. Eating something, and it can be small, tells your body it’s time to get going and triggers your metabolism. Without that trigger, you may end up gaining more than you lose.
02. Cell phones.
Cell phones are great devices when used appropriately, but people are glued to them today. Cosmopolitan shares that when used before bed, the light from the cell phones or tablets triggers our brains to stay awake. If you should sleep, the quality of sleep will be worse than if you had simply turned off the device well before bedtime.
01. Sleeping in.
WebMD points out that although many people don’t get enough sleep during the week, sleeping in on the weekend may be worse than the sleep deprivation. By sleeping in, you throw off your body’s rhythm and can trigger headaches.