If you are aiming to introduce a new way of eating into your
life, be realistic – it may take about a month before you do
whatever it is automatically.
Do you remember learning to drive a car? How at first you
went through all the procedures very deliberately, until
eventually after some time you drive almost automatically.
You may not even realise how you got to your destination
because you are on ‘automatic pilot.’
So don’t give up too soon on the new eating habits which will
improve your life by enabling you to lose the weight you’ve
been struggling with for years. Use a chart to tick of the
days and you will find that after twenty to thirty days you
are repeating the new habit without even thinking about it.
When you decide on introducing a new habit don’t forget SMART
goals. Be specific about what you want. Make the achievement
of your goal measurable and decide by when you want to
achieve it, so that you can break it down into small
achievable steps. So if for example your goal is to eat
breakfast every day then make that goal more specific by
saying exactly what you will eat. You could say ‘a bowl of
cereal plus a piece of fruit’ and the absolute specific could
be decided each day depending on what you have available. You
can tick off each day as you succeed in doing what you set
out to do.
By being specific you will be able to make sure you have
bought the necessary supplies so you can have those available
for breakfast each day. Because for every goal you set in
your weight-loss journey there is more than just making a
decision not to follow a strict diet any more. Since you will
be eating more healthily you have to plan in advance what you
will buy so that there isn’t the temptation to eat unsuitable
foods. So say no to ‘diet’ and ‘yes’ to changing your eating
habits one step at a time.
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