Tip for the Day
‘Old habits die hard’ is a most appropriate cliche’ at this point. The worst thing you can do is feel guilty about not being able to change your whole way of life overnight. Be thankful for the benefits and knowledge you have gained so far.
In these beginning weeks accept that it is going to take some time to take control of your health, at least six months. But take heart and do not get despondent if you feel as if you have failed. Failure is essential to growth. Eventually healthy choices become easier and bad choices fewer and further apart.
Do not think of this way of eating as a diet. A diet is something you start and stop. This is a new lifestyle that you are choosing. Adding good things, week by week because one cannot expect lifestyle changes overnight.
Good habits take time to be part of permanent change, in the meantime focus on what you can do on this journey to health.
Being thankfully is one of those things you can do.