Tips For Changing Bad Eating Habits

Changing bad eating habits can be difficult, so here are a few tips that help you kick each habit with slow and steady progress.

  1. Start with small steps to improve your diet such as eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water or not skipping breakfast. Even small changes can make a big difference!
  2. Practice mindfulness by paying attention to what you are eating. Making a food diary can be very helpful for identifying patterns in your consumption that may be negatively impacting your health.
  3. Make a specific plan of how you are going to make a change. For example, if you want to consume more water, don’t just say you will drink more. Make a concrete plan to bring a refillable water bottle to work with you each day and refill it a certain number of times though out the day.
  4. Set weekly mini goals for yourself to tackle. For example, if you goal is to start eating breakfast daily, try to find a new healthy and easy breakfast that you enjoy eating each week. Soon you may even look forward to eating your favorite breakfast!
  5. Be realistic about your goals. It takes time and repetition for a new action to become a habit so don’t get discouraged if you slip up now and then.
  6. Find a way to manage stress that works for you. People tend to fall back on bad habit during times of high stress.