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Updated by Kosima on Aug 29, 2018
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Changing bad eating habits with 5 simple tricks

Most people are creatures of habit who like to stick to certain eating routines. Overcoming this doesn´t happen overnight. This list helps you to take the necessary steps you need to take.

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Plan your meals

Plan your meals

Changing your old bad eating habits mean to develop as much new, healthy eating habits as you can. Meal prepping is a great way to stick to them. Who could throw that great sweet potatoe-pumpkin soup away to eat a boring, unhealthy burger? We humans love anything that looks pretty, so displaying data visually makes all the more sense when trying to get organized. Using a project management tool might be a good idea.

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Clarify which points you need to change

Clarify which points you need to change

First, you need to find out what exactly needs to be changed. Are you maybe eating to much sugar or wheat, have an unhealthy appetite or are skipping your meals due to stress? Write down all these points in a "List of change" and think about which strategy to take to change that.

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Track your progress

Track your progress

Tracking your progress helps you spot your strengths, find things you need to improve, and stay on course. You should not only record what you did, but how you felt while doing it, too. There are some pretty useful apps like e.g Way of life or beeminder that will help you to get the job done.

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Avoid heavily-processed food

Avoid heavily-processed food

Processed food describes any food which has been purposely changed prior to consumption. Of course you need to distinct between minimally- processed foods like bagged spinach, canned tuna or frozen fruit and highly-processed foods which often includes a lot of artificial flavours and other artificial additives, such as for example candy or fast food. Try to stick with real foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts as much as you can. Real foods are antioxidant-rich and fiber-filled

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Littly by little

Littly by little

Like it was said before, eating clean and getting fit is a multi-step process. It´s really makes sense to take one or two of your plans which you`ve noted on your "List of Change" and implement them in your daily life. Changing a habit needs approximately 3 weeks, so be patient with yourself.