• Karolyn Boyd

Changing one eating habit at a time . . .

Eating well is part of having good healthy habits. To make healthy changes, you don’t need to make major changes, but rather, start small and focus on one habit at a time. Make sure that you implement this habit in your lifestyle prior to adding another. It's best to set small goals and change your habits a little bit at a time. Over time, small changes can make a big difference in your health. The foods you eat can affect your health and your risk for certain diseases. Eventually, you will feel the difference and notice that you have less symptoms and decrease your risk for the development of illness. Changing your habits will help you eat healthier foods, affecting your overall health in a positive way. You can even reach a healthy weight and stay there. To eat a healthy diet, you may need to make some changes. Here are 4 simple ways to make healthy changes in your eating habits:

  1. Drink water instead of high-sugar drinks (including high-sugar juice drinks).

  2. Rather than just taking unhealthy foods away, focus on adding healthy food to your diet. Keep more fruits, low-fat dairy products (low-fat milk and low-fat yogurt), vegetables, and whole-grain foods at home and at work.

  3. Pack a healthy lunch and snacks for work. This lets you have more control over what you eat.

  4. Try to eat a family meal every day at the kitchen or dining table. This will help you focus on eating healthy meals.

Chose one of the above practices and make sure you do it for 10 consecutive days! Then, see if you can add another one, and another, and another. . . Once they have all been implemented and have become habits, you will surely feel the difference!

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