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What Unhealthy Habits Are You Trying to Break?

Speak Up: What Unhealthy Habits Are You Trying to Break?

It's Summer, and lately it's been so unbearably hot and humid that all I can think about is how to stay cool. I could be healthy and go swimming, but no — I choose ice cream. My little habit started as a weekly trip to the local ice cream shop, but lately, I've been keeping pints in my freezer and enjoying spoonfuls after dinner every night. It's so hard to resist that cold, creamy sweetness, but I need to curb this habit ASAP before my pants begin to rebel.

Staying on the healthy path all the time is hard work, so tell me, what unhealthy habit are you trying to put an end to? You never know, another reader might have some good advice to help you kick your habit.

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MichelleRe MichelleRe 6 years
Late night snacking! I'll sleep for an hour, wake up, go straight to the kitchen and eat for 20 min, then go back to sleep. I don't even think about what I'm doing until I'm done eating! Crazy.
Mouzzer Mouzzer 6 years
Having to have a sweet pastry with my 10:45 am coffee. And the coffee too. Baby steps.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I'm trying to get enough sleep. I can be such a night owl.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
Eating late at night.
akseymour akseymour 6 years
Sweets and lattes our my big indulgences and have been seriously detrimental to my waistline.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
Eating junk food out of boredom instead of reaching for a low cal piece of produce or crackers. I really need to grasp the concept of taking ten breathes before shoving a cookie into my mouth therefor giving time to realize that the cookie is unneeded. Err.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Summer time always equals ice cream for me!
livepink livepink 6 years
I'm glad so many also have a problem with sugar like me! I have definitely lowered my tolerance for sweetness though and am working on limiting my sugars to those in fruit.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I've been pretty good this summer, but I know I drink too much Diet Coke and I'm trying to cut back. I need to be drinking more water!
becky0125 becky0125 6 years
ugh. hoarding cereal in my mouth at 3 pm because of my midday munchies. pretty specific.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Peanut and almond butter. Sometimes in the evening I allow myself a teaspoon of it, but it is hard to keep from taking just a little bit more.... kind of like trying to limit yourself to a couple of potato chips. :)
landanimal landanimal 6 years
I am trying to be more active in my daily life. I elected to use the laundry mat 50ft away rather than putting a washer+ dryer in my house so I would have the extra walk. I also jump on any cleaning bc it is extra moving around for me. Little stuff like that. I want to rid myself of the little laziness that sneaks into my life.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Sugar. I don't want to cut it all out, but I want to cut back. OH, and salt. I typically consume too much sodium in a day.
lexophilia lexophilia 6 years
Social smoking. It usually happens when I'm out with friends, and after only the second drink, my willpower to say no goes kaputsky. This is something that I absolutely want to stop, as I do my best to stay healthy in most other parts of my life- my diet, my physical activity, even what cleaning products I use in my house. Anyone else battling this?
chequettex chequettex 6 years
1. The Sunday lunch with my in-laws' family - it's *really* hard to not eat a whole day's worth of really good food in one sitting, but you can't just skip an even like that, so I gotta work on portion size and stopping when I'm full. 2. Pre-dinner snacking at home. I usually get home a couple of hours before my husband and I want to wait for him to eat dinner, I really do, but I just get the munchies. I should go running instead, but it's just been SO HOT lately.
neonbee neonbee 6 years
Sugar. I grew up having dessert after every meal. Thank goodness my parents also loved sports and being active. I'm getting better at not craving too much sugar and cake and ice cream... Go healthier options!
pariahlegal pariahlegal 6 years
Lately I've been spending a lot of time with friends, which is great, but for twenty-three-year-olds almost always involves grabbing a drink or two... or four. It's a triple whammy for me: extra calories, less willpower to resist bar food and usually leaves me too exhausted to work out the next morning. I successfully cut it back to one night a week for most of the summer but it's been creeping back up again!
Bailey-Bloom Bailey-Bloom 6 years
I'm trying to control my kettle chip addiction. If I don't have it, I'm fine, but it it's in the pantry, I have to eat it! And I need to cut back on snacking overall. It's working, but I'm never consistent. Sometimes I just binge!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
My salt-vinegar potato chip addiction.
kclulu kclulu 6 years
Snacking after the gym while I am making dinner.
guavajelly guavajelly 6 years
Sugar Addiction! I am getting there by eating more protein and vegetables and using more xylitol, yacon syrup/powder, coconut palm sugar, coconut syrup (no coconut taste), lucuma powder etc. these sweeteners are truly low glycemic, low sugar, full of nutrients and don't raise blood sugar like agave (the sweetener I loathe most) :)
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