Many Americans are still fighting the battle with being overweight, despite all of the different diet plans released each year. Most of this is because many Americans have very poor daily diets. Neglecting our bodies needs for proper nutrition, choosing soda over milk, French fries over broccoli, and sitting in front of the TV instead of going for a daily walk, are all major collective factors preventing us from being healthy.
The poor eating habits combined with the psychological changes can easily lead to health problems. These problems include: heart disease, weak muscles, inability to fight infections, and diabetes.
A constant diet of carbs can leave us without the fiber and vitamins we should be eating. Choosing processed foods such as breads, cakes, cookies, cereal loaded with sugar, and pancakes are all very poor diet choices. Eating this daily means you are less likely to eat foods rich in fiber and vitamins.
Sleep is also a factor in being overweight. Not getting enough quality sleep each day can weaken our immune systems and cause us to crave quick energy foods such as sugary soda, and fast acting carbs. The poor sleeping habits continue the cycle of bad eating habits. Sleep is vital to have and maintain good health. If you find yourself getting more illnesses or unable to perform physical activities you are most likely not getting proper sleep.
Start with a good sleeping habit, disconnecting from simulations such as text messages, loud music, and late night snacks or drinks with caffeine. Correcting your sleep habits may lead you on a path to better health. Starting the day well rested, you will be less likely to crave sugary carbs in the morning.