Habits - good and bad

Habits - good and bad

The definition of HABIT - a settled or regular tendency or practice especially one that is hard to give up.

A lot of the time when i meet a client for nutrition consultation and have a look at their food diary i can straight away see what needs to be changed, and its often its just switching a few bad habits for a few good habits and they will be on their way to getting results. Making small changes is key - too much too soon and you will find yourself slipping back into your old ways.

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The definition of HABIT - a settled or regular tendency or practice especially one that is hard to give up.

A lot of the time when i meet a client for nutrition consultation and have a look at their food diary i can straight away see what needs to be changed, and its often its just switching a few bad habits for a few good habits and they will be on their way to getting results. Making small changes is key - too much too soon and you will find yourself slipping back into your old ways. 

I always say it takes 3weeks to break a habit - 3weeks of being strict. As each day goes by it will become easier to resist, until you get to a point where you wont even think about it anymore and realise it was just a bad habit - thats all it was.

That being said - it takes 3weeks to start a new good habit too - 3weeks of it feeling like a chore, before it become just one of those things you do everyday, be it a diet/workout plan, drinking a glass of water before your morning coffee, making your lunch the night before, or going for that jog before work.

Most of the time people focus on their bad habits and forget to focus on their good. Try starting a new good habit, you will find by doing something good for your body you will be less likely to stray towards the bad habits. e.g drinking 3 litres of water a day - this in my opinion is one of the best habits you can start - it will help you maintain your body fluid balance, it will help reduce water retention and flush out toxins in the body, improve your skin, stop it from drying out and reduce sugar cravings (did you know most of the time when you are craving something sweet you are actually dehydrated and just need a glass of water) 

Another thing to remember - habits don't need to stopped or started on Monday only - I never understand why people wait until Monday or wait until the new year - start now! You will start seeing results sooner. Any day of the week, make the commitment and get focused and be consistent, its that simple. - You are in control! 

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