How to quit bad habits?

There is always something good and something bad in every human. As we cherish for the good things, we regret the bad things also. Most of the things we do every day are out of habit. We are habituated doing those things and when it comes to bad things then we actually do regret for those bad habits. Knowingly or unknowingly we are habituated to commit those activities which we do every day. Bad habits are those activities which create a bad impression on our personality, harms us internally as well as externally, results to health issues with passing time, etc. Now we are going to discuss about few bad habits, why are they bad and how do we quit them.

Excess consumption of fast foods

Why it is dangerous

How to avoid bad eating habits

A daily dose of double cheeseburgers and fries along with an oversize soda or milkshake habitually leads to a bigger waistline and other health problems, like diabetes and heart disease. Heavy fat and cholesterol are found in fast foods which play an important role in blockage of arteries, build up of fatty plaque in artery walls, acidity and indigestion.

How to quit

Start working on yourself by avoiding fast foods. Not all at the same time but by cutting out a little every day. Take on healthy food diet as your daily diet. Try making healthy foods at home. Avoid hanging around your favorite fast food joint. Go for coffee or juices in place of soda and milkshakes. Try eating veggies and salad with grilled chicken or tofu. Increase the intake of fibre compared to the consumption of calories. Choose fruits and fresh veggies over fatty fast foods. With the reduction of consumption of fast foods, the waistline will also come down into shape, you will find a healthier once you quit this bad habit.

Skipping breakfast

Why it is dangerous

Skipping breakfast or the first meal of the day may result in low energy level, low metabolism rate, a drowsy start to your day. It does not only put you down but also slows down your system from giving its best performance. Skipping the first meal leads to increase in blood sugar as required energy, protein, calcium and other minerals are not delivered into your body.

How to quit

How to stop drinking alcohol daily

Prepare a light breakfast every day before you leave for work. A bowl of corn flakes, a glass of juice and toast would be a great choice. You can try fruits as an alternative. Not skipping the first meal of the day may actually boost you up for the day. It increases the metabolism rate and provides adequate energy to start the day with a bang.

Too much intake of alcohol

Why it is dangerous

Excessive consumption of alcohol may actually harm you in the most deadly way. Too much intake of alcohol causes cancer. Consuming 4-5 pegs a day for men and 3-4 pegs for women on a daily basis may cause severe damage to the liver, cardiac issues, addiction, etc. It is also notifies through hair loss, depression and various other issues are caused by excess consumption of alcohol.

How to quit

Shorten the limit of consumption of alcohol. From 4 to 5 pegs a day, bring it down to 1 to 2 pegs a day and it would be very much helpful for your health if you can quit consuming alcohol.

Cigarette smoking

Why it is dangerous

Tips to stop smoking quickly

When it is about death due to cancer, cigarettes hold the record of 30% to 40% of cancer cases. Smoking a packet of cigarette each day fills your lungs with a certain amount of tar. This tar later on blocks the lungs and arteries which results in causing of cancer. The rate of cigarette consumption is always high as people care a little about the after effects. A chain smoker doesn’t only harm himself but also the people around him. Smokers are divided into two categories, chain or active smokers and the passive smokers. In both the cases your lungs are absorbing the smoke and all the chemicals like nicotine as well as tar.

How to quit

It is a bit tough to quit if you are addicted to smoking, but then there are various way outs too. Try to reduce the amount of consumption by dropping the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Smoke 1 or 2 cigarettes each day and with the passage of time quit smoking. If it is that tough then try various other procedures like rehab or consult a doctor for appropriate measures. Alternatively, you can try the meds available in the market for to quit smoking.

Excessive use of painkillers and sedatives

Why it is dangerous

Painkillers and sedatives are to be consumed under doctor’s prescription. Intake of drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin for muscle pain or arthritis can increase your risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, high blood pressure, indigestion and heart attacks. While sleeping pills can lead to serious nervous system disorder, stammering, severe headache, an uncomfortable or uneasy feeling. As you get rid of the pain for a day or two, you actually feel good and keep on consuming them. It turns into an addiction with the passage of time.

How to quit

Choose acetaminophen for unceasing pain. Like aspirin and ibuprofen it doesn’t cause any stomach ache or indigestion problem. Ibuprofen is a med prescribed for severe pain and is only a 10 day course. Further consumption may act as a drug addiction because it slows down the system and relaxes all the muscles to get rid of severe pain. For severe and excessive headache consult a doctor. If you have migraine, then do not go for any painkiller and do consult the doctor for right medication. Stop consumption of medications for weight loss or depression or anxiety and try other alternatives like exercise, change your late sleeping habit and discuss all the issues with your family members, friends and your doctor.