Changing our Eating Behaviours

Feb 10th, 2022

If you are finding that you have extra time right now, why not use it to change dietary habits that you have been struggling with. Behaviours and habits are hard to change especially when you have a busy schedule. Take some time right now to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Are there any improvements that I have wanted to make but haven’t had time to sit down and plan it out? 

  • What obstacles are preventing me from making positive changes to my diet? 

  • What is my biggest barrier to meeting my nutrition and hydration needs? 

  • What change would have the most positive impact on my well-being and how I am feeling? 

  • What are my priorities? 

  • Who am I and who do I want to be? 

Here are some simple ways to help you make this change: 

  • Pay attention to the behaviour that you want to change  

  • Plan ahead: book off time in your week to plan your meals, grocery shop, and prepare meals 

  • Try one new recipe every two weeks 

  • Find pleasant ways to change this behaviour such as cooking a healthy meal with friends or listening to your favourite podcasts while cooking  

  • Hold the course: Be patient for the first 6 weeks and stick to it even if you have not seen any results. There is no magic time frame, but after about six weeks we start to form identities and habits if we continue to practice a certain way that can help overcome the original motivations that were derailing our intentions 

Changing behaviour is not easy so be kind to yourself as you make this transition. If you need more support, reach out to us to book an appointment. HPC’s registered dietitian, Rachel Hannah, is here to provide you with practical information, support and guidance. Our team will work with you to set realistic, measurable goals that move you towards long-term success. 

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