Sergio Cortes says one of the most important habits to help keep the pounds off is to stay consistent with your sleep schedule and that this include getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep can cause an increase in appetite. Many of us also drink a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. There is not necessarily anything wrong with this, but water is the first thing we should drink upon rising because we are more dehydrated after waking up than at any other time. Cereal is another breakfast staple in America that may not be a good idea unless it is a very healthy type. Protein is very important for curbing our appetite, but most cereals are mainly full of carbohydrates. There is a total of 20 habits listed in the article that anyone who is concerned about their weight should be sure to avoid.