So you have decided to start getting healthier, and you are ready for the inevitable changes, so now what? I think the hardest part of committing to a healthy way of living is first the deciding to actually do it. Of course the second difficult requirement is the actual follow through. I think personally the idea of change in general is hard to wrap our mind around because it means doing things differently, upsetting the apple cart, and walking on the unfamiliar wild side.
One of the hardest changes I think for all of us is our food consumption change, which involves eating differently than we are used to eating and going against our powerful taste buds. As many questions as I answer on dietary changes, the hardest thing people will admit to is having to give up the things they love. Even when we know the foods that we are eating are unhealthy and bad for us and harmful to our health, our taste buds have become so powerful that we give in and fail, knowing well and good it is not healthy. The thing is, if you can possibly stand up to your taste buds for a few weeks, they will actually come around and agree with your heart and brain as they themselves feel the healthier difference. I will admit, the first few weeks are not going to be easy, as you go through mental and physical withdrawal from addictive unhealthy processed foods, although it gets easier, the first week you may want to throw in the towel. remind yourself, I am worth it, I am worth it!!!
Remember that all of the things associated with change will get easier, and it will all make better sense as you feel the healthier difference. Plus, do not feel bad if you are only able to make small baby step changes at a time, it is still forward movement and still great for the long journey.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: