People like lists. I think that's one of the most basic facts of human nature. We like to have something laid out in an easy-to-read manner, with steps that are clear-cut and simple to implement.
For today, I'm going to give you five things you should stop doing to better your health. It could be subtitled, "How to be healthier without getting fanatic." In our jam-packed, crazy-chaotic society, we can have all the best intentions but zero time to work on them. Maybe even five steps seems too overwhelming to you. In that case, just pick one from the list, work on it till you've got it down, and then move on to a different one.
Real, lasting success with health and nutrition comes by lifestyle change, not fanatical diets, radical changes, or impractical protocols. Lifestyle change happens best the same way that life does: one step at a time. There will be side-steps and setbacks, because that's also part of being human, but one foot in front of the other is a healthy, realistic approach. Choosing to follow a diet that is difficult, unbalanced, extreme, or impossible to maintain will only create greater setbacks and could potentially damage your body.
For now, consider these five ways to bring about positive effects on your health and in your body. Maybe you're already doing some of them. In that event, choose one area where you would like to improve and make a small change this week toward that effect. In many ways, the snowball effect proves very true for health and nutrition. Once you've got a good thing started, it gets easier and easier to keep the ball rolling.
about the author
Aimee McNew, MNT is a certified nutritionist and a writer who specializes in women's health, fertility, autoimmunity, and the Paleo diet. She is passionate about helping others find success through simplified nutrition. Her first book, The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms Naturally released in October, and has been the #1 bestselling new release in gluten-free diets. Order it from Amazon!
All opinions expressed on this site are strictly that: opinions. Nothing replaces the medical advice of your doctor. You are responsible for your own health.