Faith Fitness and Laughter

Habits that can hurt your diet

on April 30, 2012

Well, it’s decided to rain.  So mowing the yard is out, for now. 🙂    I made it back from the store with the few items that I needed and then some.  Don’t ya love that?  You go in with a list and still get something that is not on it!





I took one of the whole grain Flat-outs and added the following:  pizza sauce, spinach, turkey pepperoni, turkey sausage, 2% cheese, and some Nutritional Yeast.




So lately I have struggled a bit with habits that can actually hurt my diet.  And when I say diet, I mean lifestyle.  Here are some things that I found:

  1. Convenience.  Sure, I avoid fast-food, but when I get home from work there are days that I just throw something together and don’t really plan out anything.  Hence the whole pre-cooking last night. 🙂
  2. Unhealthy behavior.  Sadly, I have been making bad food decisions longer than I have made healthy ones.  Sometimes those old bad habits come rushing back and it feels like a nice pair of lounge pants…..or a comfy coat.  This mindless or emotional eating is probably the worst habit that is hard to break for me.  I can remember as a child hiding food from my parents in all sorts of places in my bedroom.  Being tortured at school for being fat and then drowning my sorrows in ice cream.  Craziness.
  3. Skipping workouts.  This isn’t something that I do regularly, but I have been known to not really plan out my workouts for the week.  I just do what I want.  My favorite thing?  Short workouts.  🙂  I think if I want to see changes, I am going to have to push harder and longer!
  4. Not enough sleep.  This one is a tough one for me.  I rarely go to bed early.  I would love to be in bed by 9:30 and asleep by 10, but alas, this does not happen.  Almost never.  Our bodies and brain can be trained to do this, it’s just getting into that routine.  I love routine, so you would think it would be easy!



Alrighty!  Have a great afternoon!  I will catch ya later!





5 responses to “Habits that can hurt your diet

  1. YUMMMM that flat pizza looks so delicious!!

  2. Laura says:

    I have bad habits too – mine are eating too much at night and never knowing when to take an exercise break! Your eats look amazing!

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    I can go to the supermarket with a list and miss out things that are on it and get multiple things that aren’t 😛 I’m not great that way!

    I like your list of unhelpful habits – true for a lot of people I suspect. I’m particularly vulnerable to throwing things together if I don’t preplan meals!

  4. Maren says:

    These are all true for me too. It’s funny how getting enough sleep regularly really effects my attempts at eating healthy and working out.

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