Steps to Changing Your Bad Eating Habits
When you are stuck in the vicious cycles of purchasing unhealthy food, ordering takeout after long days at work, or stress eating, changing your bad eating habits can seem like an insurmountable task. However, if you are truly serious about getting healthier and treating your body the way it deserves to be treated, here are some ways to start transforming your diet today and kicking your bad eating habits to the curb.
Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
Many people excuse their bad eating habits by saying that they have always done things that way. However, that is no excuse! It is never too soon or too late to get rid of bad eating habits, so don’t be intimidated. Pay attention to what triggers you to reach for unhealthy foods and take steps to either remove those triggers or come up with alternative solutions. Experts recommend a three-step approach to transforming bad eating habits.
- Recognize the bad habit that you want to fix (your eating habits)
- Determine why this bad habit exists
- Figure out how you will gradually transform your unhealthy eating habits into healthier new habits
Don’t Move Too Quickly
Many people prevent themselves from successfully changing their bad eating habits by trying to do too much too quickly. Just like you put on weight gradually over time, you need to lose weight gradually over time. As frustrating as going slowly can be, it ensures a higher level of success for you in the long run. Some small habits to change can include getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night, starting every morning with a balanced and healthy breakfast, and stopping your meal once you are no longer hungry.
Build on Your Progress
A great way to change bad eating habits is by setting a mini goal every week. While each week may seem simple, the gradual changes you make will build on each other to totally change the way you eat. Are you trying to eat more vegetables? Try to add one extra serving of vegetables to your day every day for a week. Next week, try to add another extra serving of vegetables. By making small changes, you can expect big results.
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