What would it look like for you to change just 1% of your daily habits, behaviours or thoughts? What's the impact of 1% change? If you were flying an airplane and you flew off course by just 1%, there is a great chance you'd end up on another continent, let alone in the place you intended to be. The same thing goes for your health habits. If you change just 1% of your behavior, it can add up to big results. One of my favorite books of all time, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson,
There’s a result you desire.
Maybe it’s weight loss, maybe it’s to get off your blood pressure medication, or maybe it’s simply to start feeling better. Whatever the goal is, what I’m going to talk about applies.
If you or someone you know has ever gone to extreme measures to lose weight – gastric bands, diet pills, surgery, starvation diets, etc – the chances are VERY small that they were successful. And if they were, chances are that they couldn’t sustain the result.
Starchy carbs get so much attention when it comes to nutrition conversations because they are the biggest double-edged sword our bodies have to deal with. On one hand, all of our energy in the body comes from glucose molecules (carbs in their basic sugar form) but on the other, our bodies weren’t designed to be surrounded by so many readily available carbs. So when our body does get an onslaught of starchy carbs (usually from refined sugars in all of our indulgence foods or s
A habit can either be started as repeated behaviour or thinking that occurs regularly and is automatic. Because they are subconscious it can take some planning in order to change them. Habits can be something as simple and biting your nails when stressed, taking your shoes off and putting them in a cupboard, eating dinner in front of the TV, smoking or drinking. Several things can establish habits whether some of them are: Stress and boredom Substitute for another habit – can
Can you believe it’s February already! Have you managed to get your health and fitness habits up and running for the New Year yet? Some of you may have had some early hurdles, some of you may not have started at all, but the key is not to beat yourself up about what hasn’t happened and try to think positively and make that first change tomorrow. Of course, consistency is key when you’re looking to make big changes, but life can often get in the way, and remember: we’re only h