10 Tips to Break Bad Eating Habits

As we go about our daily routines, we develop habits. It makes sense, then, that we form habits around the things we do most, and especially things we need to do to survive. Because the things we do most become unconscious memory actions, the habits we’ve formed with those actions can be hardest to break. If you find yourself eating the whole bag of chips instead of just a handful, sprinkling too much salt on a meal, or ordering out instead of cooking at home, don’t despair. Here are 10 simple tips that can help you break those habits and form healthier ones that will last for years to come.


1. Make Unconscious Actions Conscious: As Socrates once said “Know thyself!” You can’t solve a problem unless you admit that you have one, and it can be hard to admit your problems if they happen unconsciously. Identify your bad habits, write them down, and vocalize your recognition of the bad habit every time you catch yourself doing it.