How Can I Change My Bad Eating Habits And Lose Weight?
I have this fabulous idea and I really wanted to share it with you, especially with you being on a weight loss journey.
This is something that I’ve actually implemented into my own life.
Well, I call it my own lifestyle.
After trying all these little things, which I’m sure you have probably done, I found out that none of them really quite worked for me.
Like…there were pieces of the diets that worked good because maybe it did help trim your waist down a little bit or helped you feel more energetic, but it wasn’t something I could stick with.
It wasn’t a diet that could convert into a lifestyle change…if you know what I mean.
So this is what brings me to the topic today.
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We’re going to talk about getting a baker’s dozen and I’m not talking cookies.
I’m talking about a baker’s dozen of good habits over bad habits.
- This is what I did.
I thought to myself I’m so sick and tired of all these diets.
I’m just going to start replacing my bad eating habits with good eating habits instead.
But I’m not going to do it all at once. I tried changing all my bad eating habits all at once before and it just backfired miserably on me.
So if you’re one of those people that are trying to drop a significant amount of weight all at once then you need to stop.
- You got to think long-term.
This is not just something you’re going to do in 30 to 60 days and then you’re done.
You’ll just end up going right back to the weight you were if not gain more.
This is something you need to implement in your life that is going to help you for the rest of your life, not just the short term.
It’s a strategy.
You know you have a lot of bad eating habits and you know you want to change but what you need to do is to replace them one at a time not all at once.
One at a time.
What I found that worked for me is the idea that I’m going to take out one bad habit that I have each month, and I’m going to replace it with one good habit each month.
So I am canceling the bad and putting in the good.
And the reason I say once a month and not once a week or once a day is because there have been studies shown that if you do something consecutively for 30 days a month it will turn into a habit.
That’s where a baker’s dozen comes in.
You just change one bad habit to one good habit starting in January, February, March, and so on all the way through the end of the year.
The trick is not to just do one each month and forget about the one that you did before.
You have to keep stacking the good habits that you’ve already accumulated from the past month on top of each new month to the end of the year.
And then you got a baker’s dozen of really good habits.
Here’s an example, let’s say for instance you like to have cookies and milk for dessert after dinner each night or maybe some ice cream.
You’ve got an hour before you go to bed and you’re feeling like a munchie.
This is a daily habit for you to go get ice cream or cookies and milk every night before bed.
You do this all the time, it’s a habit.
So instead of it being an exception, it becomes a rule; it rules your life.
And this is why you packed on the pounds because it has become your lifestyle.
So what if you found fruit, and I’m just using fruit for example, as a replacement instead.
You really enjoy the flavor of it and it has a sweet taste to it so it can help cure your sweet tooth.
Let’s say starting in January, you say to yourself, “I’m only going to eat this fruit after dinner for the next 30 days or I’m going to mix up different types of fruits, but I’m not going to eat the ice cream or the cookies that I’ve done for the last God knows how many years”.
You just keep doing that day after day after day and you do it consecutively for 30 days until it becomes your new habit of eating just the fruit after dinner.
This new option, which is better for you, will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings versus eating the ice cream and the cookies.
Now the trick here is not to go and buy the ice cream and the cookies when you’re buying the fruit!
- You don’t want these things in your household.
Let’s be honest here, if you had the ice cream in the freezer right above your refrigerator and you had your fruit as well then you thought to yourself, “You know, I could just have a little spoon of ice cream and then I’ll eat my fruit.”
- It doesn’t work that way!
You will never get rid of that bad habit.
You have to be consciously aware when you’re in the grocery store to say no more.
I’m not buying that ice cream anymore.
I’m buying this fruit because I know in the long run I want my health.
After January then you’ll focus on February to start another new good eating habit.
Let’s say you have a bad habit of eating McDonald’s burgers every day for lunch right now.
You’re going to need to find another healthier substitute for that hamburger.
Maybe it’s a turkey burger or maybe you want to completely replace your burgers with salads at least maybe two or three times a week instead.
But whatever it is, you’re going to start that habit in February and still continue with the fruit habit that you picked up in January.
- Do you see what I’m saying?
And you just keep rolling down the months all the way to the end of the year and the next thing you know, you got a baker’s dozen of good habits and you’ve eliminated a baker’s dozen of bad habits.
- Try it out.
Tell me what you think, drop me a line and let me know.
I’d be curious to see if you were able to implement this into your own life and how you can make it a lifestyle change.
It’s only if you’re serious about getting your act together, girl or dude, and changing your life to be healthier!
I just want you to be healthy.
Healthy, happy in Mind, Body, and Spirit.
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