Biting the Habit: What's your eating style?
Snacker, picker, or guilty eater; the way you eat affects your weight
Eating styles contribute to weight problems more than most people realise, which is why standardised weight-loss plans often fail: they only target what people eat, ignoring how they eat – and we’re not talking about whether you slurp or sip your soup!
Eating styles have to do with when, where, and how you eat – and if you’re like most people, your eating style can really get in the way of your weight-loss goals. While you may not need to totally change your eating habits, adjusting them can help you reach your weight-loss or maintenance goals more effectively.
Read on and learn how to identify your eating style and change it for the better.
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Snacker and picker
Approximately 60% of overweight people fall into this category. Snackers and pickers rarely sit down to a proper meal, and if they do, they usually pick at it! They eat a little bit of this and a little bit of that constantly throughout the day. They frequently eat while engaged in other activities. You can sometimes spot a snacker or picker by the number of times they open the fridge during a day. Snackers and pickers also love finger foods: cocktail parties are heaven for a snacker or picker! Overweight snackers and pickers can often be heard saying, "I don't know why I have a weight problem, I hardly eat anything."
The major problem with this kind of eating is that because snackers consume hundreds of empty and excess calories a day, they drastically underestimate how much they actually eat. And due to the fact that snacks don't really pack in enough “oomph” to meet basic nutritional needs and satiety (fullness and satisfaction of appetite), snackers and pickers are always foraging for something more to eat.
The snacker’s fix-it plan
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