Health & Wellness

When Bad Diet Takes Over

Nobody is perfect when it comes to giving your body the food it needs to fuel its energy.

Whether it’s about drinking enough water or consuming enough vitamins, it’s fair to say that even with the best of wills, you can go wrong from time to time.

If you’ve had a particularly stressful day, you might find yourself grabbing junk food on the way back home as a reward. Or sometimes you’re so focused on what you’re doing that you might forget to drink, and on the next morning your skin feels dry and itchy.

The bottom line is that mistakes happen. But the secret to staying healthy is to correct them in real time. Sure you can indulge a little as long as the next day brings you the nutrients you need. In other words, as long as you’re in charge, there’s nothing wrong about not sticking to a diet plan.

But when every day becomes a celebration of the bad diet, you are at risk of developing self-harming habits.

It’s called liver for a reason: You can’t live without it

Are you a specialist of the happy hour after work? Who doesn’t like an exciting cocktail from time to time? But if you don’t let a day pass without consuming alcohol, you need to rethink your priorities.

Indeed, drinking can encourage liver damage and diseases, from fatty liver diseases to cirrhosis. According to Stop Drinking Expert there is no way around it: Reducing your consumption of alcohol can significantly improve the situation.

a lady drinking a glass of wine

However, you can find other tips to encourage your liver to heal – remember however that if the liver is too heavily damaged, there is no way back.

Overweight people can reverse liver damage by losing as little as 10% of their body weight. Another solution is the consumption of milk thistle, which can encourage the repair of liver cells.

Don’t blame it on your hormones

A poor diet can affect the health of your skin. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys fatty food a little too often, you might begin to suffer from oily skin and acne outbreaks, regardless of your age.

Don’t be tempted to assume that acne is a condition that is only linked to the hormonal cycle. The production of greasy material – encouraged by a diet of high fat, high salt, and high sugar food – can clog up your pores and cause the apparition of the infamous zits.

I can’t do without a donut

Ah, sugar. Don’t you love a sweet treat from time to time? The problem with sugar is that it creates an addiction.

Americans consume about 80g of sugar in a day, which can contribute to the apparition of health complaints such as diabetes or liver disease.

a selection of doughnuts with different toppings

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to reduce your consumption of sweet food because sugar is everywhere in your diet – even in your healthy breakfast bars! Additionally, it builds up on your taste buds, making it hard to drop the habit.

When you sustain it for an extended period, your bad diet can affect your health dramatically. It wouldn’t be so dangerous if unhealthy food and drinks were not so delicious! But think of the carnivorous plants’ sweet secretions; not everything that tastes good is good for you.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

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