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Habits (Overview)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/habit.


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My eating habits are horrible how can I change them ?

My eating habits are horrible how can I change them  ?

Start with food list: Keep a daily record of what is eaten. If little time, then use your phone or camera to take a photo. After a few days, look at the images and consider sharing them with a friend or a professional. There are also apps to help people change habits. But the first best step is to note what you are putting in your mouth each time you eat :0. ...Read more

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Habits (Overview)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/habit.


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How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

Portion control: I agree with dr. Valdez-small portions. In america, we often eat until we are 'full', while in other cultures one eats until about 70% full. Serve small portions of everything, with 'seconds' only after first servings are consumed. An age appropriate serving could be a single bite. ...Read more

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When do kids start forming good habits?

When do kids start forming good habits?

Very early: Learned behaviors start at 6 mos.; you can teach a lot by a year. At 15-16 mos., a toddler will " do what you do, not do what you say, " so model what you expect of him. At 18 mos. Developmental age a child can understand " time-out." "Little people" by Dr. Ed Christopherson is a good book . Keep your rules short, & what you want, e.g., "feet go on the floor, "not "don't stand up in that chair." ...Read more

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How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

Depression: Enjoying our food activates the pleasure-sensing portions of our brains. Also, good nutrition plays a prominent role in our mental health. A more specific example of the relationship between eating and mental health involves depression. In typical depression, folks will start eating less; in atypical depression, folks will tend to overeat and snack often. ...Read more

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I have very eccentric and particular habits. Should I get my mental health checked out?

I have very eccentric and particular habits. Should I get my mental health checked out?

Mental health: Everyone should have their mental health check out now and then, as humans are prone to many problems. Good idea to have regularly physical exams and discuss your worries with the physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me bad habits that decrease you sex potential?

Can you tell me bad habits that decrease you sex potential?

Be healthy: Smoking, excessive alcohol, illegal drugs such as marijuana, steroids such as used in body-building, and excessive use of hot tubs or hot baths in men are all potential casues of impaired fertility. ...Read more

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Why have my eating habits changed?

More info needed: More or less? Was it the holidays? ...Read more

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How do you help children develop really good eating habits?

How do you help children develop really good eating habits?

Discipline: I always advise 1. Get rid of all the "junk" in the house. 2. Serve the right food for meals. If he/she does not want it, remove it to the fridge and serve for next meal. Never insist and do not give in. Hunger wins the day and children begin to appreciate the nuances of flavor from "god-made"food. Discipline demands that "you have to be cruel to be kind". ...Read more

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How can I get into the habit of eating well?

How can I get into the habit of eating well?

Begin a new habit!: Most of us who struggle with weight maintenance have had to re-evaluate our eating habits - and often have made some pretty major changes! but start small. You may, for example, want to keep a record of what you actually eat. What are your trigger foods (problem foods)? Water, for example, can often be substituted in place of high calorie sodas. Fruits, vegetables, and fiber are your friends here! ...Read more

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What is the best way to cut down a big tommy? And what are the best eating and exercise habits to keep fit? Thanks

What is the best way to cut down a big tommy? And what are the best eating and exercise habits to keep fit? Thanks

Lifestyle change: Don't use gimmick diets, change your life. Regular exercise 3-4 times per week where you exercise doing aerobic activity for 30-60 minutes. Always choose to be more active, example: take the stairs rather than the elevator. Change your diet with portion control, 3 small meals with smaller snacks between each meal. Cut down on fat and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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