Creating new habits is not an easy process, but it is doable.
Whether your goal is weight loss or improving wellness, creating healthy habits is a strategy that can help you reach your goals. The key to creating lasting habits is to start small, choose one that will jump start whatever goal you’re working on, and stay consistent.
For weight loss, record your food/drink intake for 7 days and include the amount of food eaten and when.
Next, look over your food log and take note of your food preferences and meal pattern. It’s important to consider your lifestyle, likes, and dislikes. You don’t want to change your lifestyle too much or too drastically.
Make a list of habits, and pick one that is easy and will have an impact on reducing calories.
Stick with that habit for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, ask yourself if the habit change had any positive affect on your life. If so, continue the habit and add another one.
Continue in this manner until you reach your goals. Once you have reached your goals, you will want to continue with your healthy habits. At the bottom of this post, I’ve included a habit tracker you can print or upload to the Goodnotes app to keep track of your habits.
I’ve listed some habits for you to consider if you’re wanting to improve your health and lose weight:
-Drink more water
-Walk and move more
-Eat more produce
-Get 7-9 hours of sleep daily
-Keep a food and exercise log
-Cook or prepare most of your meals at home
-Eat protein at most meals
-Swap regular soda for diet soda
-Cut out liquid calories
-Snack less often
-Keep a gratitude journal
Keeping track of your habits is a great way to stay consistent and accountable. Click on the link to download your habit tracker.
What healthy habits are you working on?