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Picked up bad eating habits? Here are 5 ways to break them
Sunday, 31 May · 2 min read

Did stress, boredom or anxiety push you towards the snack cupboard these past weeks? If so, it’s no surprise, as comfort eating is a recognised coping mechanism.

But a poor diet can lead to weight gain and increase your risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Once you start eating unhealthily, it becomes harder to stop -- but there are ways to get back on track:

  • drink water throughout the day - studies show that people who drink mainly water rather than tea, coffee or juices consume around 200 fewer calories per day
    focus on making small changes to your diet that require less effort. For example, use less butter and more olive oil in your meals
  • choose wholegrains over more refined foods - swap white bread at breakfast for wholemeal, or use wholewheat pasta instead of white
  • stick to healthier cooking methods such as baking, roasting, poaching, pressure cooking or stewing instead of grilling or frying
  • eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juice - some fruit juice doesn't even contain fruit and can be loaded with sugar

Quote of the day

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plough your anger and your energy into something positive. -- Lee Iacocca

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