Here are some effective principles to follow when you’re trying to change your bad eating habits.
Habits can be hard to change because, well, they are habits. Each year, many of us look at changing some of our bad habits, and the best thing I can do to help my clients is to try to help them prioritize—and work on the easiest things first.
Whether you’re looking to change a number of bad habits or only one or two, there are some basic principles to consider when it comes to navigating your way through the behavior change process. So, here are some tips for smoother sailing:
Set your behavior goals and make them reasonable.
Be specific. “I want to get physically fit” or “I will eat better” are too vague. Instead, set a goal of “I will walk 30 minutes a day” or “I will pack my own lunch twice a week.”