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Health Tip: Identifying Problem Eating

Unhealthy habits can trigger weight gain

(HealthDay News) -- What you eat, how much you consume and how frequently you chow down all play a part in the likelihood that you'll gain weight.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these unhealthy eating habits:

  • Consuming too much solid fat, added sugar or refined grains.
  • Skipping meals, or eating too much.
  • Eating too many meals at a restaurant, or in front of the TV or computer.
  • Eating too many calorie-laden snacks, drinking high-calorie drinks or drinking too much alcohol.
  • Eating for emotional reasons, not because you're hungry.

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