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How to Change Your Eating Habits

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

The short answer is SLOWLY!

One of the biggest questions I get is "where do I start with my diet?" The best answer I can give anyone is very slowly. Changing your diet first and foremost should be about changing your habits, one at a time.

“If you can't stick to little changes, you'll never be able to stick to a massive over haul of your diet”

The first thing anyone should do is start by drinking water. Step one: drink 2 liters of water a day. That's it. Drink more water. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC):

"Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking with meals. Most of your fluid needs are met through the water and beverages you drink. However, you can get some fluids through the foods that you eat. For example, broth soups and foods with high water content such as celery, tomatoes, or melons can contribute to fluid intake.

Water helps your body:

  • Keep your temperature normal

  • Lubricate and cushion joints

  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues

  • Get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements"

Really? That's it?

Yes, making sure you are drinking your water is really the first step you should take. Often times that mid-afternoon tiredness or headache are actually the first signs of dehydration. We can also mistake thirst for hunger leading to an increase of our caloric intake. Water is an important part in maintaining a healthy diet and body!

The next step I always recommend is MORE PROTEIN! However, the importance of protein is another blog post waiting to happen! Those are the two habits that anyone should start working on rather than starting a radical diet or strict meal plan. Creating strong cornerstone diet habits are everything when it comes to overall long-term diet adherence!


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