Last week’s blog post talked about new beginnings and how to start a new healthy regimen. In it I spoke of 4 simple changes to get you started and if you missed them here they are again:
1) Eat more plants, 1/2 cup servings 6 vegetable, 3 fruit EVERYDAY
2)Avoid meat and dairy as much as possible, perhaps a few days a week or before 6 everyday
3)Avoid white sugar
4) Eat your carbs at lunch
I know it is hard to imagine that simple changes can reap huge rewards, but it is a very real fact that the small incremental changes we make towards achieving a healthier lifestyle have a far greater impact than grandiose measures. Why is this?
Simple, when we make small changes to our everyday lifestyle, they are manageable and thus sustainable. Going vegan 3 days a week is realistic, going completely vegan for most is near impossible. It is our nature that when we make huge changes and then fail to meet those challenges we set forth, we simply give up. However when we achieve a goal, albeit a small one, we are enervated and ready to face the next challenge.
So if you take nothing else from this here is the key: EACH DAY AIM TO MAKE A SMALL POSITIVE CHANGE TO YOUR NUTRITION LIFESTYLE. Perhaps today is saying no to cream in your coffee or resisting that candy in the dish at the Post Office, our small choices do in fact have a huge impact as they grow organically each and everyday.
So what’s your small change today?