For most of you, of course you did because it’s an established habit that you’ve been doing forever!
‘a thing that you do often and almost without thinking, especially something that is hard to stop doing’
As children we are brought up with certain routines of behaviour, as we repeat these regularly over time they become habits and can even occur subconsciously.
In fact, according to studies approximately 43% of daily behaviours are performed out of habit!
When relating habits to nutrition and lifestyle we often work with individuals who have over time developed poor nutritional habits. These poor habits can affect your overall well-being in many ways, such as leading to weight gain, developing certain diseases, lowering energy levels and even mental health problems.
In these instances most individuals have been living this lifestyle for many years and will not be able to make successful changes overnight. Improving your habits is a gradual process which will eventually allow you to develop a much healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.
The reason that 95% of diets fail (yes 95%!!) is because quick fixes do not address your underlying habits.
The best way to start improving your nutritional habits is to make some simple changes and stick to them for a long period of time.
Here are some good habits to develop a healthier lifestyle:
- Eat more fruit and veg, ensure that you’re getting your 5 a day
- Reduce your portion sizes
- Drink more water
- Buy low calorie ready meals for when you’re busy
- Plan social occasions ahead of time
- Swap high calorie drinks for zero calorie
- Prioritise regular exercise, this can be as simple as walking
If you are concerned about your nutritional habits and would like to start making a change then please email us to arrange a free consultation call.