Wellness Tip: Total Lifestyle Transformation… One (Tiny) Switch at a Time

saladOne tiny switch at a time can transform a lifestyle-in fact, it’s the best way to do so. “Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time, so replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time,” state experts with the American Psychological Society.  “Many people run into problems when they try to change too much too fast. To improve your success, focus on one goal or change at a time.”  A few micro-changes to recommend for overweight patients, for example: Make one healthy choice per meal. Switch the fries for salad. Choose water instead of soda. Add a veggie or fruit to each meal to boost fiber intake.

Source: “Making Lifestyle Changes that Last,” The American Psychological Association, www.apa.org.

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