Monday, February 07, 2005

In nutrition (and maybe life in general), a small change is a big one

People are very overwhelmed by nutrition. The path between the way we are eating and the way we should be eating seems very, very long.

The truth is, we do have a long way to go. But even small steps in your eating habits, are big steps.

For example, if you were to make one, single decision: to eat only sitting down. That means that you are not going to focus on anything else. You will probably eat the cookie. But you won't just take the cookie out of its box and eat it, standing in the middle of the kitchen. You will take that cookie, sit down next to the table, and then you will eat it.

Many people feel this is a realistic expectation of themselves - to eat only sitting down - and it will have so many positive repercussions for you. You will be more aware of what you eat. You will probably eat less. You will have more of an idea of what you eat, especially since you won't really be able to eat straight out of pots on the stove.

Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will your perfect eating habits. You are fighting against society and deeply engrained habits. But if you are realistic, and take it one step at a time, you can succeed!