You May Also Like

The 4 stages of breaking up with a friend, according to Khloe Kardashian

7 ways to take your career to the next level

What happened when I got breast cancer at age 30

The one healthy item you should always have with you, according to wellness insiders

Amanda Seyfried speaks out about the stigma surrounding mental health

3 daily affirmations to transform your attitude

10 unhealthy eating habits, and how to break them

artificial sweetener packets
(Photo: Refinery29)


By Linda Melone for
PreventionIn the never-ending quest to squeeze into last year’s jeans with minimal discomfort (and tears), you’ve probably developed a whole arsenal of healthy weapons, like regularly weighing yourself and eating more baby carrots than you can count. But chances are, you’ve got a couple of habits lurking around that aren’t doing you—or your weight—any favors.

Here’s how to break free from your 10 most common bad eating habits—and make those jeans looser for life:

1. Your night’s not complete without a couple glasses of wine

While the health benefits of red wine are for real, it’s not likely the first thing on your mind when you pour yourself a glass at the end of a nutty day. And before you know it, the scale creeps up. “It’s not that a little wine is bad, but a lot of it can add up to extra calories,” says Amy Goodson, MS, RD, board-certified in sports dietetics and the Dallas Cowboys’ sport dietician. Just a 5-ounce serving of red wine contains 125 calories. An easy fix: Buy smaller glasses, suggests Goodson. “The smaller the glass, the less wine you drink.”

Keep reading for 9 more common unhealthy eating habits, and tips to break them….

More reading from Prevention:

The crazy link between pesticides and Parkinson’s
Are you taking mislabeled probiotics?