Published on September 28, 2019
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We know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Maybe you’ve already tried (and more than once) to eat better, to start exercising or get more sleep, to quit smoking, or reduce stress, just to name a few.
You know it’s not easy.
In order for a diet to be successful, it must be a way of eating that can be adopted for life, with new behaviors developed into a habit . . . and creating new habits is never easy. It takes time, motivation, and discipline.
The key to developing new habits is to focus on automating our dedication to our goals, rather than just the behavior. We need to remind ourselves of the goals we’ve set and, most importantly, the reason(s) why we have decided to embark on a journey of change:
✅ To take control of our health?
✅ To be good role models for our kids?
Focus on your why.
Additionally, the reality is that everyone encounters hiccups along the way, and you will too. The difference between succeeding and failing, however, is your commitment to change and your consistent actions.
Stop going on one diet after another.
Instead, start developing a healthy way of eating to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.
And, most importantly, you’re never too out of shape, too overweight, or too old to make healthy changes.