1. It sounds crazy, but stop buying foods marketed as low-fat or fat-free. Typically, they save you only a few calories and, in doing so, they replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly—causing a sugar rush and, immediately afterward, rebound hunger.
2.Not seeking nutrition advice
3. Sleeping too little or too much
4. Eating free Restaurant Foods
Breadsticks, biscuits, and chips and salsa may be complimentary at some restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you won’t pay for them. Every time you eat one of Olive Garden’s free breadsticks or Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits, you’re adding an additional 150 calories to your meal. Eat three over the course of dinner and that’s 450 calories .
5. Drinking Soda even Diet!!!
6. Skipping Meals
The problem is, skipping meals actually increases your odds of obesity, especially when it comes to breakfast.
7. Eating too quickly
It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s had enough.
8. Watching too much TV
9.Ordering the Combo Meal
10. Facing the buffett
11. Eating off larger plates
Keep your portions in check by choosing smaller serving dishes.
12. Putting serving dishes on the table
A study in the journal Obesity found that when food is served from the dinner table, people consume 35 percent more over the course of the meal. When an additional helping requires leaving the table, people hesitate to go back for more.
13.Choosing White Bread
14. Taking Big Bites
15. Not drinking enough water
16. Having overweight friends
17. Eating too late
A new study in the journal Obesity looked at the sleeping and eating habits of 52 people over seven days, and it found that those who ate after 8 p.m. took in the most daily calories and had the highest BMIs.
18. Not Using a Scale
Avoid being thrown off by natural fluctuations in body weight by stepping onto the scale at the same time every day.
19. Drinking fruity beverages
20. Eating When Emotional
If you feel the urge to eat in response to stress, try chewing a piece of gum, chugging a glass of water, or taking a walk around the block. Create an automatic response that doesn’t involve food and you’ll prevent yourself from overloading on calories.