101 Ways to Lose Weight – #1

Change Your Habits

Our habits create our life. If you want to lose weight and get into shape, you have to develop the habits of a fit and healthy person. Studies show it takes about 21 days to change a habit.

Be realistic and clear on what those needs are, set your goals, and build to achieve them. Take small steps and choose one new habit each week to implement into your daily life. Simple examples include drinking mineral water instead of alcohol when out with friends, swapping sugary breakfast cereal for wholegrain porridge, or riding your pushbike to work instead of driving your car.

The key to successfully changing your habits to healthy ones is to substitute alternative behaviours that also satisfy your needs. Once the new habit is ingrained, the new behaviour pattern becomes easy and automatic.

(Theresa Cutter – The Healthy Chef).