"Picking up bad food habits is incredibly easy as foods high in fat and sugar are easily available and instantly rewarding."
For many people eating healthily and managing their weight feels like a constant battle. How many times have you dieted and lost weight only to find yourself slipping back into old habits after a few months and regaining the weight you have lost?
You may have blamed your lack of willpower but interestingly, numerous diet studies show that weight regain isn't something that happens to an unfortunate few who lack willpower, but is actually the norm.
One of the main reasons that diets have such a low long-term success rate is that the new behaviours don't become habitual. In other words they don't start to occur automatically and subconsciously. Understanding the power that our habits hold and how you can change them is the key to lasting change.
The power of habits
A world without habits would be one of endless decision-making. You would wake up in the morning and have an internal battle about whether to get out of bed, whether to brush your teeth and which route to take to work.
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