I would like to jog your most health sensible brain for a sec. In a season of such abundance: the fruit is ripe and the garden is in full bloom, why is it that we still all head for a 4 hour beach-stint with a sugar -laden bevvy or two and an armpit-clutching bag of chips?
As humans, we are creatures of habit. If we like something, we’ll do it…then over and over again, regardless of repercussion. Making changes is difficult; breaking habits even worse. Let me give you a little motivation: it’s absolutely doable to make constant nutritional changes (even during the summer) and your beach body (never mind your digestional system) will thank you later!
- One thing at a time
Don’t try to change too much all at once, it sets you up for failure. Work on the easiest habit to break first; success is your best motivator!
- Replace an old habit with a new one Behaviors are just as addictive as substances. Want to cut back on your Diet Coke intake? Find another cold beverage (kombucha, cold herbal tea, or even WATER!) with a cute stainless steel bottle to carry it around and it may fast become your new normal.
- Be prepared!
If your fridge contains pre-washed and chopped fresh veggies and a yummy bean dip, you’ll grab for it. But if you have to dig around in your fridge for something (anything), prepare and pack it at a time when all you want to do is get to the beach…forget it! Chips are just too easy.
Change your habits change your life! Simple as that.