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Dr. Oz's 3 Food Mistakes that Make You Look Fat and Old

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“Did you know that you may be aging faster just by making your family dinner? Well today I am revealing the food mistakes that age you,” says Dr. Oz as he demonstrates to viewers 3 common everyday habits we do that can add pounds to our weight and years to our appearance.

Food Mistake #1: Licking the Peanut Butter off Your Knife

According to Dr. Oz, the simplest things we do every day such as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for our kids, can add on extra pounds without our even realizing it. Dr. Oz demonstrates this fact onstage with a guest whom he invites to make a peanut butter sandwich with him. Once the sandwich is made, the guest then eats the remaining peanut butter on the knife. That little habit, according to Dr. Oz, adds 80 calories to your daily diet.

“If you did that every single day…it’s eight pounds a year,” says Dr. Oz.

To avoid putting on extra pounds with peanut butter, make it a habit to wipe the edge of the knife on the inside of the peanut butter jar rather than lick the knife clean.

Food Mistake #2: Eating the Leftover Chips at the Bottom of the Bag

One fact that few people realize is that while a single serving of chips can amount to about 10 chips, eating the condensed leftover chip crumbs left at the bottom of the bag can amount to much more than one serving’s worth of chips—and calories.

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If you do that twice a week, guess what…that’s about 2 extra pounds of weight a year,” says Dr. Oz.

The thing to keep in mind is that although it is okay to eat the crumbs at the bottom of the bag, just be sure that you are aware of what you are doing and adjust your calorie intake if you just have to have that last bit of chips. One warning though, not only are there chip crumbs at the bottom of the bag, but often extra salt as well that may provide more than the daily recommend allowance.

Food Mistake #3: Eating the Mac and Cheese at the Bottom of the Pan

A family favorite for many, macaroni and cheese is an easy, but calorie-heavy dish to serve your kids. Not so much a problem with kids who are active and can easily burn off the calories, but for an adult who is faced with scraping out the last bit of mac and cheese from the bowl after the family is fed, it can mean extra weight by finishing off just those last two spoonfuls.

“The last two spoonfuls of a mac and cheese is 50 calories. Such an innocent thing to do, but those 50 calories, again just at twice a week, can add up to one and a half pounds more weight added without even realizing it," says Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz points out that just these 3 habits together can add up to 12 extra pounds of weight gain in a year’s time. The key to tackling this, according to Dr. Oz, is to be aware of where your calories are coming from and scale back on other foods to compensate for those times when you eat a little extra out of habit when preparing a meal or finishing off leftovers.

For more about mistakes that can make you look older, follow this link to an informative article titled, “Top 6 Body Aging Mistakes Many Women Make Revealed on Dr. Oz Show.”

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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show—“3 Food Mistakes That Are Making You Fat”