|Everyone knows that hitting that drive-through isn’t the healthiest choice, and that pizza delivery really shouldn’t be something you do a couple of times a week. Of course, everyone would like to be healthy, but where do you start? Who has the time? It’s all too daunting, and so we allow the bad habits to continue.
But what if I told you that you can put healthy living on autopilot?
Habits are your brain’s way of going on autopilot. When you do the same things repeatedly, your brain can turn that process into a habit, and then use its energy for more important things; like chess, or algebra, or (more likely for busy moms like me) figuring out how to be at soccer and ballet practice at the same time.
The good news is that you can harness the power of habit and use it to your advantage.
Here are five steps to put healthy eating on autopilot:
These steps naturally lead to the creation of new habits, habits that will serve you and make healthy eating simple and automatic.
Please come to share your experiences with me on my site www.healthbyemily.com, and feel free to sign up for a free meal plan to get you started.
Emily Allen is a former obese girl turned Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She lost 70 pounds by cutting processed food, an experience she documented on her site, www.healthbyemily.com. Emily now teaches families how to cut processed foods and live their healthiest lives