FO­CUS ON SMALL CHANGES

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

It’s not the oc­ca­sional burger or choco­late that ru­ins your diet — it’s your daily rou­tine that man­ages your weight over the long term.

Too of­ten we over­com­mit our­selves to un­rea­son­able goals. We ex­pect to lose weight in a week. We plan to ex­er­cise for hours on top of our work and fam­ily com­mit­ments. Plus we want to en­joy a buzzing so­cial life, and to pre­pare restau­rant-style din­ners and make nu­tri­tion­ally bal­anced lunches for the fol­low­ing day. No won­der we fail — we set our­selves up for it!

Imag­ine if you could add just one or two pos­i­tive health changes to your day — like snack­ing on veg, or keep­ing your din­ner small — and you could feel just as good and be los­ing weight at the same time.

The good news is you can. While al­lo­cat­ing some time and en­ergy to los­ing weight will help get you started, the gen­eral rule of weight loss is to only adopt changes that re­al­is­ti­cally fit into your life. Sus­tain­ing th­ese small changes over the long term adds up — and so will your weight loss.

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