Handling Common Diet Traps

shutterstock_145471975Maintaining a healthy diet is always a challenge for many people. There are different ways one can be tempted to revert to unhealthy eating. Certain situations call for people to face the temptation head on. Such situations are called as diet traps where one faces an increasing tendency to eat. Here are some of the more common diet traps and how to handle them.


Weekends are considered as a common diet trap for most people. People tend to eat less during the weekdays because they always have something to do at work. But on the weekends, most people just hang around to rest and refrain from doing anything. While this can be rejuvenating, people can also be tempted to eat more. In handling this common diet trap, you should not consider giving your diet the weekend off. You should still try to follow your daily calorie intake on your rest days. This will help you stick better with your diet program and avoid the diet trap.

Alcohol Hangover

After a party with free flow booze, you might find yourself having a severe hangover. There is some age-old advice that you can take care of the hangover by eating. If you have had too much to drink at the party, you might be in for some diet trouble. When you are drunk, you do not usually have control over what you are eating. In fact, the alcohol seems to make you feel hungrier the more you drink it. That is why when you are already drunk, you might be eating more than what is essential.

Not only that, the after effects of the alcohol can cause a bad hangover. With eating as a remedy, you might find yourself eating more in the process instead. But this time go through the road less travelled route. On the other hand, you can plan ahead to know what healthier choices are available. Instead of greasy hang over foods, go for vegetables and fruit instead.


A birthday celebration is always associated with more eating. This is a common diet trap for most people, especially the diet conscious ones. Sweet sugary treats like cakes and sodas await you. Sometimes it can be very hard to resist. You can handle such a situation by being wiser on your food choices. You can try to find healthy alternatives to eat like more vegetables, salads and fruits. This will help you maintain your body weight for a long, long time through healthy eating and avoiding the temptations.


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