In one month an average person consumes around a hundred meals, and more if you prefer “grazing” over “3-square meals a day.” If you focus on making small, lasting changes to your eating habits, taking it one meal at a time, these steady improvements can culminate into extraordinary lifestyle outcomes, including the prevention or management of chronic diseases.
Take a moment and think about your typical eating patterns.
You may find it a little surprising that you eat very similar day-to-day. This is because we tend to be creatures of habit. Habits are powerful things because they allow us to do tasks easier and faster, because our brain does not have to work as hard. Essentially, the behaviors become automatic. For this reason, if we can get in the habit of making just one positive dietary change or food swap this month, it will soon become second nature and almost effortless. To get the ball rolling, here are 10 examples of small changes that you could commit to:
Let us commit to starting with one nourishing change, and taking it one meal at a time, with the goal to forming it into a lifelong habit!
Amanda Li is a Toronto-based Registered Dietitian, owner of Wellness Simplified, Professor at George Brown College and a foodie at heart. Upon completing a culinary arts diploma she knew she wanted to bring together her dietetic experience to create a nutrition coaching philosophy that is food centric and grounded in teaching individuals a basic life skill – nourishing their body, mind and soul. Her aim is to encourage, educate, and equip individuals with the hands-on food skills to make healthy eating the easier choice!