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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Overview)

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


Dr. Nathan Zasler
434 doctors shared insights

Habits (Overview)

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


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What is good eating habits?

What is good eating habits?

Think before eating: Good eating habits come from thinking about the foods & drinks before eating them. At the 3 main meals each day, think about what to select and how much to put on the plate. For snacks, think about what would be a healthier snack. One should avoid overeating at social gatherings (such as restaurants), avoid eating to relieve stress or sadness, and avoid eating while watching TV or on the computer. ...Read more

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What are bad eating habits?

What are bad eating habits?

How we r eating now!: Some of the worst damage we do do ourselves we do with our diets. Eating large quantities of fast, highly processed foods instead of freshly prepaired meals, using chips, cookies, snacks to fill up as opposed to fruits & veggies. Eating late at nite is another biggie. Just not taking the time to eat the things our gobies were designed to eat is the worst " bad eating habit" we have! ...Read more

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What are good eating habits?

What are good eating habits?

Think before eating: Good eating habits come from thinking about the foods & drinks before eating them. At the 3 main meals each day, think about what to select and how much to put on the plate. For snacks, think about what would be a healthier snack. One should avoid overeating at social gatherings (such as restaurants), avoid eating to relieve stress or sadness, and avoid eating while watching tv or on the computer. ...Read more

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What are the eating habits of a healthy person?

Eats less,exercise m: For good health our body needs a balanced meal made of carbs, proteins and some healthy fats. A good source of healthy carbs are grains(avoid sugars as much as possible), good amount of proteins from eggs, fish, nuts and low fat dairy.No saturated fats(avoidingredmeats) but use oils for cooking(olive oil is the best.). ...Read more

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Is my sniffling just a habit or could it be something more?

Could be more, but: "A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project." Pauline Phillips under the pen name "Abigail Van Buren" (or Dear Abby) ...Read more

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Why is tobacco habit forming?

Why is tobacco habit forming?

Nicotine: Most of tobacco dependency happens because nicotine is a dependency-producing chemical, causing tolerance (the same amount does less) and withdrawal when stopped. It is also habit-forming because someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day is taking over 400 puffs per day - 400 "fixes" of nicotine. Anything done that regularly, that often, is reinforcing psychologically, as well as physically. ...Read more

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How can I quit my tobacco habit?

How can I quit my tobacco habit?

Smoking cessation: I recommend chantix, start at least 2 weeks before the day you decide you want to quit smoking. Tell people you are quitting, and when. Change your routines. Get rid of everything that reminds you of smoking (lighters, ashtrays) make your home "nonsmoking" so if you do smoke it is as inconvenient as possible. Stay in the moment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I kick the caffeine habit?

How can I kick the caffeine habit?

Taper it: If caffeine is stopped suddenly, people often get headaches, sometimes severe, as well as symptoms of anxiety and restlessness. I recommend tapering the dose of caffeine. If you drink 8 caffeinated beverages a day, i recommend going down by 1-2 servings per day, which would take 3-7 days to complete. Alternatively, one no-doz tablet can be substituted for each serving of bevearge and tapered. ...Read more