Most people don’t think about ways to sabotage healthy eating habits. The problem, however, is if you don’t think about the choices you make, then you could ruin your nutrition. In today’s post, we’ll look at some of the worst things you could do, so you know what to avoid in the future.

At Greenspot Salad Company in San Diego, we are proud to provide a variety of healthy and nutritious meals. From mixed-green salads and whole-wheat wraps to hearty grain bowls and more, you are sure to find something you’ll love. Stop by today or order online to get the nutritious meal you deserve.

1. Eat Without Paying Attention

There are a couple of mistakes that are rolled into this one item, which makes it a little more dangerous than the others. If you use larger bowls or plates when you serve food, then you are likely consuming more food without realizing it. Additionally, if you eat food while watching a movie, you will probably eat far more than you would if you were thinking about what was in front of you.

Pro Tip: Use smaller dishes and avoid sitting in front of the television while eating.

2. Graze Through the Day

This is a mistake many people make because it’s so easy to do — chips, soda, and candy are much more prevalent and readily available than they used to be. In fact, many offices tend to provide high-calorie snacks on a regular basis for their employees as a reward for hard work.

Pro Tip: Opt for healthy snacks that are filling, such as hummus, yogurt, or almonds.

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3. Skip Breakfast

You probably already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet you struggle to make time for it in the morning rush to get out of the house and on your way to work. The problem with skipping breakfast is that, while it may save time, your metabolism begins to slow down.

Pro Tip: If getting up earlier isn’t going to happen, try preparing food the night before that will be ready to grab and go in the morning. Overnight oats is a great option. You could also whip up a quick and healthy smoothie to take with you.

4. Eat Quickly

We’ve all been there — your day is jammed full of meetings and you literally have no time to sit down to eat lunch or dinner. You swing by the drive-through, grab a quick meal, and eat in your car on the way to the next appointment. The problem with this is that your brain won’t let you know you’re full until about 15 to 20 minutes after you’ve started eating, which means you could easily eat far more calories than you need.

Pro-Tip: Slow down your eating by setting your food down between each bite. Take smaller bites and chew thoroughly. This will also help prevent possible choking.

At Greenspot Salad Company in San Diego, we’d love to help you improve your nutrition by making a delicious mixed-green salad for you when you stop in or order online. If you don’t want a salad, then try one of our amazing wraps! No matter what you order, you can trust that you will get a healthy meal made with the freshest and best ingredients!