Powerful Baby Steps Proven to Improve Your Health
Wow, how did we get to summer already. I could have sworn I was just shoveling snow last week!
Today I want to try something amazingly simple to help those of you who have been meaning to start eating differently but just haven't been able to get going with it.
Foremost, don't feel bad. It's SO difficult to change our eating habits, especially where sugar is involved.
You're going up against the way your body/mind has evolved over thousands of years. Is it any wonder that you find yourself with that sugary something on its way down your gullet?
No, it isn't.
A recent study published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proved that foods higher in sugar, as well as higher-glycemic foods are addictive. Even worse, they're addictive in the same way as cocaine and heroin.*
Let's make something abundantly clear. You WILL be able to improve what you choose to eat. Making those changes WILL improve your health. That's the science talking, not me.**
The study, "Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome" showed significant improvements in their health after a 9 day period:
"Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD, of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California and senior author of the paper added, “I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies; after only nine days of fructose restriction, the results are dramatic and consistent from subject to subject. These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake and to be mindful of the health effects of what their children are consuming.”
This is why you repeatedly hear me say that doing a 10-Day Sugar Cleanse is the most effective way to gain control over your sweet tooth (especially for you soda drinkers!)
It's also been my personal experience that clearing out the sugar from the kitchen and from my body is the fastest, most effective path to creating the lifestyle changes we all want for ourselves.
I get it though, not everyone is ready to take that plunge, for whatever reason(s). What to do in that case?
Easy. Break it down into smaller actions that you know you'll be able to handle. Let's call it the 'Baby Step' approach.
Take a moment and brainstorm about what single, small change you can make to the way you eat, drink or move that is so easy to do it won't put any strain on your willpower.
Commit to drinking more water on a daily basis. Start with an additional glass at a specific time of day. You're going to create a routine. Make it as small as necessary to make it doable. For example, maybe only commit to 3 days in a row if 7 seems to hard.
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If there's a sugary something that you've wanted to take out of your diet for a while now? Go ahead and get rid of it for a day or a week. Perhaps you can find a substitute for it instead.
What's the smallest amount of exercise you can start with? You can add to it over time. The idea is to get going however you can. (A body in motion, stays in motion.)
Make your list of possible steps and then pick one to implement. Just one. Pick the quickest you can start. Now is perfect!
Leave a comment and let the world know what you're committing to. (Ok, it's just this tiny section of it but it'll still give you accountability ;)
Email me if you need any help coming up with ideas.
Diabetes is a totally preventable disease. Let's get you started preventing it ;)
ps - Did you just read all that? Aren't you a rock star...here's some sweetness for ya:
Drinking enough water is an easy way to dramatically improve your health and well-being without much effort or expense. This HowTo gives you a simple step-by-step strategy to get you sipping the Elixir on a daily basis in no time ;)
*Hyman, Mark (2014-02-25). The Blood Sugar Solution (p. 17). Little, Brown and Company.
**Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on TV. If you even think you have prediabetes, talk with your physician! The information in this email is not intended as medical advice. It's purpose is to share knowledge and information.