One Thing Makes A Big Difference

by Dr. Regina Campbell

“At first they’ll ask you why you’re doing it. Later they’ll ask you how you did it.” ~Unknown

You may have attempted to eat healthy, exercise, go on a diet and all types of ways of losing weight or simply trying to change your health. I offer you this advice and that is identify one thing you’ll like to change in your health. For example if you love bread and you find yourself when eating out you eat several rolls before dinner and then several during dinner. If this is the case then cut back from 2 pieces of bread/roll before dinner to 1 piece of bread/roll before dinner. Then when your dinner comes you eat 1 piece of bread/roll during your dinner. This will start to allow your body to adjust to the amount of bread/roll intake. Another example is soda/fountain drinks if you drink 4 to 5 bottles a day then cut back to 2 to 3 a day. This is the method I used when I decided to change my eating habits. I addressed one area first until I could get it under control and over the threshold of that particular food controlling me. This was a long process since I was a person that indulged in sweets, breads, drank Coke and ate fried foods. As I embarked upon each area I found my body changing over time and I felt much better internally. As I continued the process of making one change at a time I gained confidence, strength and greater discipline of my eating choices. This method allows you to focus on one area and not to try all at one time to change your eating habits. This process may take longer but as you make one change it will result in a big difference and it will assist you from being overwhelmed with totally overhauling your eating habit. I want to encourage you to list the areas you would like to address and list the method of how you will make the small changes. See below as an example:

Bread/Rolls – lunch 3 rolls, dinner 4 rolls change to lunch 2 rolls, dinner 2 rolls and continue to 1 for lunch 1 for dinner…
Coke – 4 a day change to 2 a day…
Sweets – candy, cake, pies, cookies – 2 to 3 a day change to 1 to 2 a day…
Fried Foods – 2 to 3 times a day change to 1 time a day
Processed Foods – Chips change to almonds

This is an example in which each area can be done simultaneous or just one area at a time; the key is one thing can make a big difference!