Mental Health Awareness


Activity 66
Consider your view of food. Is it a pleasure or a necessity to you? How difficult or easy would you find it to change you’re eating habits if you wanted to?
I enjoy eating the foods I choose to eat and often have healthy choices but that’s my preference from which I find it a pleasurable experience, and at the same time a necessity in order to survive and live a healthy life style. Most of us are creatures of habit. We buy the same foods from the same grocery store, prepare the same recipes over and over, and live within our own familiar routines. But if we're serious about eating healthier and losing weight, we need to shake it up, change those bad eating habits, and start thinking differently about our diet and lifestyle. The problem is that we get so comfortable in our ways that it's hard to give up those old habits.
Many people are sceptical about changing their diets because they have grown accustomed to eating or drinking the same foods, and there is a fear of the unknown or trying something new. Even when you want to change, old habits die hard. Over time, habits become automatic, learned behaviours, and these are stronger than new habits we are trying to incorporate into our life. Those of us who manage to change our bad eating habits can easily fall back on their old ways during times of stress. When we're feeling weak or vulnerable, automatic responses often override good intentions. Everything can be going along just fine until you hit a rough patch and feelings of boredom, loneliness, depression, or any kind of stress can take its toll.
We’re much more likely to be successful at changing our habits if we take things one step at a time which is what I did and found it quiet easy. If we gradually incorporate new habits over time, before we know it, we will be eating more healthfully. Eating a healthier diet may be...