Cooking Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Diet

Paying closer attention to your cooking habits can help you eat healthier.

Swimsuit season is right around the corner and one sure way to keep your weight in check is to ditch the takeout menu and cook at home instead. Great idea, since you control the menu and hence the calories. But it’s not a flawless plan. When you cook at home—and especially if you’re comfortable doing so—you might tend to relax "the rules" a little. Maybe you add "a few pinches" of salt or "just a dash" of oil instead of measuring it out, or you enjoy munching on your ingredients as you’re prepping. Those little things can really add up. Here are a few cooking habits that may secretly be sabotaging your diet.

—Hilary Meyer

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