Everyone knows that poor eating habits are bad for your waistline, but you might not be aware of the aging effect of making bad food choices. Elisa Zied is the author of "Younger Next Week," and she stopped by the "Daily Shot" to share the top five bad habits that can make us feel and look older.
1. Overeating: Eating too much shortens your body's telomeres — the very tips of your DNA. "When you overeat ... you're actually harming your cells and you're speeding up the aging process and reducing your lifespan," Elisa says.
2. Dieting: "Dieting basically sets you up for failure," Elisa says. "When you're restricting foods and food groups, when you're not giving your body the nutrients it needs, it sets you up ... for nutritional deficiencies." Losing too much weight too quickly can also lead to bitemporal wasting — the thinning of soft tissue over the temples. "Dieting is just not the way to do it," Elisa says. "It's about eating a lot of healthyRead More »from 5 Eating Habits That Are Aging You