Just as there are no "superfoods" or easy answers to a healthy diet, don't expect to totally revamp your eating habits overnight. Changing too much, too fast can get in the way of success. Begin to remedy excesses or deficiencies with modest changes that can add up to positive, lifelong eating habits. For instance, if you don't like the taste of skim milk, try low-fat. Eventually you may find you like skim, too.
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If you gradually change the way you eat, you will gradually change your tastes for foods. Don't eliminate something completely at once--cut back on it and eventually you won't have the desire for it as much as you did.
I was a Frito addict--I could eat a 9 oz bag all by myself at one time. I stopped forbidding myself to eat them, and they were no longer a guilty pleasure since I could have them whenever I wanted. By eating them less and less often, I finally don't crave them any more!
If you, (or significant others) are used to highly processed foods and complain about whole foods, change your recipes little by little. e.g. Start by using half white/half wholemeal flour in your recipes and gradually increase the percentage as you get used to it. Gradually you won't even notice the lack of processed food. It also helps to use finely ground whole foods.
I started with a commitment to do 10 minutes of exercise a day 109 days ago. Some days it was hard just to get that 10 minutes in. I gradually upped my daily goal to 15 minutes and shoot for 200 cardio minutes per week. But it started with a commitment for 10 minutes a day. THIS goal alone has been the most important change I've made while on spark people
I only count in my 10 minutes - walking in my neighborhood, getting on the elliptical, doing the WII, etc. I don't count, the time I'm walking in the grocery store shopping or gardening, though those activities also burn calories. I make it deliberate -put on my sneakers and do something different.
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