Although the Christmas Season has passed, lets focus on ways to change unhealthy eating habits. Today’s post is about making a few small changes to our daily food intake.
How to Change Unhealthy Eating Habits
With the New Year holiday a few days away; let’s make a few substitutions to some of our unhealthy eating habits. So, like many people you start your day off by picking up a croissant, muffin, or bagel. However, you can try to replace a few routine food choices slowly. For instance, try to substitute your morning breakfast for an egg, or yogurt.
Small Improvements to Change Unhealthy Eating Habits
No doubt, it may be hard to change a lifetime of unhealthy food choices. However, try to make a few small changes. When you’re trying to make changes to your diet, take things slow. Indeed, improving your diet can take a lot of time. First and foremost, take inventory of the food you eat regularly. In the same fashion, try to replace a few unhealthy items with healthier ones in your cabinet and refrigerator.
If you find you crave sweets throughout the day, try to substitute this with dark chocolate, yogurt or fruit. The key is to start replacing bad food with good food gradually.
Unhealthy Food Choices Lead to Weight Gain
Since there are many different types of food that can trigger a weight gain, lets take a look at a few of these. Visit our Three Ways to Overcome Weight Gain post for some additional tips. In the first place, take your time eating. When you’re eating too fast, it can lead to craving something else. Moreover, you don’t have to finish everything on your plate. Because many of us were taught at a young age to finish our food; you don’t have to. Another option is to save your leftovers for another meal.
If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. Although that seems simple, many individuals eat mindlessly. Once you have identified some of your unhealthy food choices, you can start by making a few small changes.
Of course, changing your diet takes time. As I always say, slow and steady wins the race. By eliminating a few things in your food intake; you will see some changes in how you feel.
In essence, lifestyle changes don’t happen overnight. Ultimately, the changes you make will benefit your overall health.
As always, I welcome your comments.