50 Habits of Thin People: Week 6

Hello everyone. In this series, we’ve gone over 11 habits of thin people in just 5 weeks! That’s a pretty fast rate. I don’t really want to continue at this speed if we are not really building habits. So, for this week we are going to evaluate how we’ve done and what habits we think will stick.

 

Step 1: Evaluate. “What Habits have worked for me?”

I know I’ve given you 2-3 habits each week. In reality though, to start a habit and make it stick, you only want to work on building one habit at a time.

Below I’ve listed out all the habits we’ve looked at. I want you to look through it and ask yourself these questions for each of the habits:

– Did I miss a day? Why?

– Did I have too much on my plate? Are the baby steps not small enough?

– Am I not making as much progress as I thought I would?

– Was I feeling or seeing the benefit to practicing this habit?

 

Here are the 11 habits of thin people we’ve covered:

1. Choose healthy habits, not just “dieting”

2. Walk More

3. Eat Slowly

4. Use Smaller Plates

5. Reduce Fat as Flavoring

6. Eat Soup as a First Course

7. Add Some Protein Early in the Day

8. Try a Simple Chair Workout

9. Think About your Drink

10. Step Away from the Screen

11. Imagine Eating Before you Eat

 

Which habit(s) seemed easiest for you to incorporate into your life? Do you need to break any of the habits down further (i.e. – sitting down for dinner at the table)?

How many of these habits were you able to actually make a habit of?

If you were able to make a couple of the habits stick, then continue with those and try adding 1 more this week.

 

Step 2: Stick it Out.

The only way to make a habit stick is to focus on it every day. Otherwise, it’s easy to forget to do it or lose the motivation to keep working on your habit.

I know that for me, several of these habits I started and did pretty well on the first two weeks. However, I want to make it for the long haul.

 

My Evaluation:

#2 Walk more.

We started out walking everyday, then every other, and lately it’s been 2 times a week. I’m going to stick it out and walk everyday if I can and set a minimum of every other day for myself.

#4 and 5 – Yay! These habits have been easier to start and continue with, so we have.

#6 – We have been eating soup more. I need to continue to make soup so we have it first.

#10 – Step Away from the Screen. This is the habit I’m going to work on this week.

 

How about you?

– In your evaluation, what did you discover?

– What healthy habits are you going to continue?

– What healthy habits are you going to drop for now so you can focus?

 

I love hearing your feedback!!

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