Eating healthy is one of those things we all could do more of, but very few of us follow through. The truth is, without the right tactics, it’s incredibly hard to change our eating habits.
This is why most people fail quickly and revert to unhealthy eating within a week or two.
There is one tactic, however, that works in helping us make better choices with little effort when it comes to our nutrition. Let’s see what that is.
Yes, our environment can profoundly affect our habits, actions, and choices. You see, as humans, we tend to seek the easy and pleasurable - whether we’d like to admit it or not. And this fully applies to our eating habits.
If your home environment is primed for unhealthy eating, then you are much more likely to eat junk every day.
For example, if your kitchen is filled with junk foods, every time you enter it, you’ll be tempted to eat some of it. You can resist it for a while, but you’ll give in eventually.
Solely relying on your willpower to make better choices is a fool’s errand.
Now, if you take out all the ‘bad’ foods from your home and instead replace them with whole, nutritious alternatives, then you will start eating healthier without ever thinking about it.
Even the most disciplined person in the world won’t be able to resist the plate of cookies on the kitchen table forever. Eventually, they’ll eat them.
But if you never give yourself the option and instead replace the plate of cookies with a large bowl filled with fruit, you’ll eventually start eating more fruit, and the junk you once craved won’t even cross your mind.
Out of sight, out of mind.