BIG Nutrition: Building Good Habits and Saying Goodbye to Bad Ones!


BIG Nutrition: Building Good Habits and Saying Goodbye to Bad Ones!

Mark Zuckerberg famously wears a grey t-shirt nearly every day. Why? Reportedly, it is so he does not have to make a daily decision about what to wear. Same goes for his breakfast, same every day. Habits save us time and free up brain power for other decisions.

Over the next 10 weeks, my blog will focus on building five new small nutrition habits and eliminating five bad ones. Not all of these habits will apply to everyone, but if they do, give it a try! The goal is to carry each new habit forward for the remainder of the 10 weeks (and beyond) and to not restart any habits that you booted!

If the habits in this or future blogs don’t work for you, here are some key points to help you build your own new habits:

  • Make it so easy that it is hard to say no. This means breaking larger goals into smaller pieces.
  • Mistakes happen, things come up. Get back on track right away.
  • Narrow down the options.
  • Visualize, not just the outcome, but the process of how you will make it happen.

Warm weather is hopefully just around the corner, so the first habit to build: Drink at least ¾ of your beverages as plain water each day.

Here we go. By mid-July we will be on our well on our way to some great new habits!

Happy and healthful eating,

Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN

If you have an idea for a nutrition habit that you recommend building, email me, at [email protected]