Our personal health is generally an outcome of our eating habits and lifestyle choices that we make.If you don’t have good eating habits and intend to achieve positive results it is likely that you will get motivated for a short time, generally at the start of the new year [you will try new ways of eating, join a gym or create a fitness schedule], however with time the excitement wears off and you drift back to old habits.
There is a very simple secret to succeeding, ensure you form your new ways into habits. Just like bad habits, forming good habits is also very simple, let us explore today how you can form a new ‘RIGHT’ habit.
For example, if you want to make healthy eating your new ‘RIGHT’ habit try using these simple techniques and practice them regularly.
- List all foods that are healthy which you enjoy eating and ensure you add these to your grocery list.
- Keep these foods handy at work (in your work fridge, desk drawer) and keep swapping between your preferred foods to avoid monotony or boredom, you then don’t have an excuse of not having an option.
- Keep these foods accessible in your pantry too, this will help when you return back from work and are looking to eat ‘something now’, I usually keep cut salads and fruits in my refrigerator along with water fused with lemon and mint [I do it the previous evening], this is very refreshing when I return back and also prevents me from getting tempted to open a bubbly or dig in to a pack of ‘unhealthy chips’.
- Find an app on your phone or create a spreadsheet to record everything that you eat, this will help you keep track of what and how much you eat.
As they say ‘Good eating habits are just as addictive as the bad ones’, however, these habits have far more heartening results and support your goals.
My challenge to you today is to practice the above tips over the next two weeks and let me know how you feel.
Till next time EAT RIGHT, BE HEALTHY.
NOTE: This article is a general guideline only, it is always important you seek expert guidance from a health professional to manage your individual requirement.