Baby Steps To Better Nutrition

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This Week’s Thrive In Five Is About Taking Baby Steps To Better Nutrition

It’s the final part in our series on taking baby steps towards making positive changes. We’ve already discussed how to get better sleep, better mental health, and better energy. This week, I want to talk about taking baby steps towards better nutrition.

Say No Once

Now, nutrition is a huge topic, and I’m not going to tell you how to eat or which diet to follow. What I do want to share, however, is a little rule that might help to improve your nutrition. And it’s simply this: say no once every day. So, if someone offers you extra coffee, or a pastry to go with it, you might say no. If you’re offered a second helping of something, or asked to stay for another glass of wine on the way home, you may choose to decline. Whatever it is that makes you think, “hmm, should I? It doesn’t really go with what I had planned for today,” try saying no.

It All Adds Up

All it takes is saying no once in a day to make a huge change. In doing so, you’ve made an incremental improvement on how the day could have gone. What’s more, you’ve taken another step towards the type of person you want to be, or the habit you’re trying to build. This all adds up, too. Think about it: just one less coffee or glass of wine could really affect your quality of sleep. In terms of calories, one less pastry a day, two, three times a week, ends up being quite a lot less. And you will notice the difference.

Reaching Your Nutrition Goals

Most of us have at least one thing we want to achieve, and a rough idea of how to get there. The baby steps approach helps to break this journey down into much smaller, more manageable tasks. As a result, it increases the chances of success, and allows you to lay down a stronger foundation on which to build. So, that brings us to the end of our Baby Steps series, I hope you’ve found it useful. Good luck!

Wellbeing Resources

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