The Secret to Healthy Habits
The secret to healthy habits? Master one thing at a time!
If the above sounds all too familiar then this one is for you!
Change can be hard.
We are creatures of habit and if we are tired or busy then we gravitate towards those habits even more. That’s great but when it comes to healthy eating variety is where it’s at.
Trying one new thing a week helps us get that variety without making it unmanageable. If you try one new recipe a week that’s 52 new meals in your repertoire by the end of the year. OK, you may not like all of them, you may not manage it every week but even if you have a 50% success rate that’s 26 new meals. How many different meals are you eating now? How often do you feel like you are in a bit of a food rut?
Cooking one new thing a week makes it easy to develop a new habit. You can choose the day and time to suit yourself. Maybe a Saturday is a good day for experimenting? Maybe you want to try a quick and easy recipe every Tuesday to get a greater variety of easy midweek meals. Picking a specific day and meal can help the habit stick.
There’s a good argument for making small changes from a nutrition perspective too. Your gut bacteria are used to your diet. Making lots of dramatic change at once can upset your microbes. They’re not set up to deal with this and that can lead to a whole lot of digestive discomfort for you. Easing them in gently is definitely the way to go.
If you want some help and inspiration along the way why not join my community in The Plant Plan? Monthly meal plans give inspiration and the community Facebook group helps you share tips and tricks with likeminded individuals.