Habits are efficient. They save time and mental bandwidth, and if chosen well, they help make us more effective.
With food, however, habits can be our worst enemy.
They enable us to eat mindlessly, causing us to consume food without noticing or remembering. They cause us to underestimate (usually dramatically) the calories we ingest. And, by enabling us to eat without remembering, they blot out our enjoyment of food entirely and make eating into a superficial experience.
If badly chosen, your eating habits can and will subvert everything you try to do with your diet and health.
Readers, what damaging food habits will you break this year? And what helpful food habits will you build?
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