Why the new year is the perfect time to make changes

We all know breaking habits are hard. So why break them? Just change them. 

I have found making small changes, make a huge difference. It could be as easy as substituting one bad habit for a good one. I used to have bad eating habits, basically eating the easiest/quickest option. Snacking on sweets and sugary foods. Now, I simply don't buy sweets, taking bad foods out of your house will stop you eating it. Now, when I crave something sweet I snack on fruits. It is as simple as that. 

Once you've started making these small changes, bigger changes will be easier. Like, I used to eat the 3 minute boil in the bag pasta or I used to put a frozen pizza in the oven. Yes, sometimes these are your only options and having some food is better than going starving, but I wasn't getting the nutrients my body needed. So now I plan my meals, and make large portions to freeze. This means when I am in a rush I can eat that instead.  

If you are looking to make bigger changes then the best bit of advice I can give is set a goal. The goal can be as wild as you like, but you have to plan a route to get there. You can't expect to run a marathon over night, having never ran before. Surround yourself with like minded people and you will achieve it. You have to be stubborn and you will have to sacrifice things but if your goal is what you want, these sacrifices will be worth it. If you want any help planning these don't be afraid to contact me on my social media channels (@chemo2cardio). I will be more than happy to help. 

written by

Edward Clarkson

Student from York

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