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Top 5 Dieting Habits That Are Shortening Your Life by efogator(f): 6:41pm On Jan 17
You really are what you eat. The old adage may be hard to comprehend, but it’s true: our diets do affect our bodies, especially in terms of longevity. Our dieting habits—or just our daily eating habits—make a huge difference for our overall health for the long term. This is why it’s important to understand the types of bad dieting habits that can affect your life in a negative way.

But do not fret—it’s easy to switch it around. If you find yourself following one of these bad dieting habits below, all it takes is a few simple switches to your usual meal plan throughout the week and you’ll see a huge difference in your life—both immediately and in the long term. Here are the bad dieting habits you should start to avoid, and for more eating tips, be sure to check out our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.

1 You’re consuming too much sugar and you don’t realize it.

While your favorite grocery store foods may seem like they're healthy—with deceiving labels like "reduced free" and "natural flavors"—those pantry staples may be hiding more sugar than you realize. According to the The American Heart Association, the average adult should only have about 25 grams (women) or 37.5 grams (men) of sugar a day, which equals out to about 6 to 9 teaspoons. But the average amount Americans actually have is around 22.2 teaspoons, and according to a study published by the JAMA Internal Medicine, an increased amount of sugar on your diet can cause a higher risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease.

Read full reports at: https://efogator.com/5-dieting-habits-that-are-shortening-your-life/

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