Guest Blog Written By: Dr. Jen Cisternino Naturopathic Doctor
Are you struggling to lose weight? Do you often wonder why some people stay thin and want to know their secret? Here are 7 habits that are consistent with people who lose weight and keep it off.
- They do some form of exercise most days of the week.
- They eat breakfast.
- They have portion control
- They stick with basic, whole foods.
- They have a method to keep track of calories/nutrients.
- They deal with emotional eating issues.
- They have a support system in place.
How many habits are true for you?
If you are struggling with some of these habits and have picked up poor habits that are contributing to your weight gain, maybe it is time to face each bad habit and work to change them, ONE at a time.
For example: if skipping breakfast is a bad habit you have, then each day when you wake up, try to have something small to eat, such as a hard boiled egg, fruit, yogurt or oatmeal. You must do this for 21 days to break a bad habit and create a new one.
Do this until you can check off all 7 habits. This may take you 7 months long, but it is worth it because it is a permanent change. Most people try to change too many things at once which can be very difficult and leads to failure and giving up.
Small steps and you are on your way to a healthier, fitter, happier YOU!
Reach out for help in creating habits that last.
Your Friendly Naturopath,