10 Habits That Mess up a Woman's Diet
hundreds of different diets spanning decades of weight loss attempts,
women are heavier than ever. They diet more vigorously, take better
care of their health, and, in general, eat better than men. Yet 6 out
of every 10 women are overweight, more than 3 in 10 are obese, and the
numbers increase with each passing year.
Obesity experts predict that unless this trend reverses, almost all women will be overweight by the year 2050! What’s up?
habits often interfere with the ultimate goal to eat well and lose
weight, according to a new A book that will be released in January, "10
Habits That Mess Up a Woman’s Diet" addresses those stumbling
blocks and is believed to be the first book of its kind to pinpoint the
bad habits - often unconscious and typically unique to women - that
subtly undermine their best intentions at healthful eating.
line in "10 Habits" When a woman eats well, when she feasts on fruits,
vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, and recognizes the little habits
that subtly undermine her intentions to eat right, she automatically
loses weight without even trying. She reclaims her health as she fits
back into that little black dress.
Here are some sneak preview tips from the book:
off a friend’s plate, taste-testing, and finishing off the
kids’ leftovers can undermine the best intentions to lose weight.
Learn tricks for ending this habit!
- To stop
letting others make our food choices, from hefty portion sizes at
restaurants to pressure from family members to "just have one more
- Most women
think they’re eating more vegetables and fewer calories than they
really are. Becompletely honest about how much you’re eating and
how often you exercise.
- One little
diet trick could be all it takes to drop weight and dramatically
improve your diet and health. (Eat more fruits and vegetables)
- Happy Hour
could be packing on the pounds. Drinks like margarita and even diet
sodas can add more calories than you’d get in a double
cheeseburger or slice of pizza. Learn how to socialize yet keep your
waistline in tact.
- Being "on"
or "off" a diet or feasting on "good" or "bad" foods is an
all-or-nothing mentality that leads from abstinence to binge. Learn how
to make simple changes for long-term results.
- Most fad
diets, from food combining and fat-free to low-carb, don’t work
long-term and the one little habit that could help you lose weight for
good. (Having a specific plan.)
- All those
excuses for not losing weight (I only eat vegetables, or I don’t
eat any more than my thin friends or I have a thyroid problem) or
exercising more (I have a sore knee or I’ve tried everything and
nothing works) are interfering with your life! Learn how to overcome
excuses and reach your goals.
- Women eat to soothe emotions and how to satisfy your emotional hunger without food.
author, Elizabeth Somer, M.A., RD, is a registered dietitian who has
carved a unique professional niche as a dietitian well-versed in
nutrition research. For the past 25 years, she has read more than 100
studies a month, packaging that information into her newsletter Nutrition Alert. Ms. Somer is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show, and a monthly guest on AM Northwest.