WINNIPEG – After taking time off work and eating lots of treats, it can be tough getting back into a healthy eating habit.
Dietitian Jennifer Sygo says dropping the cookies and chocolate cold turkey won’t work for everyone.
Instead, she recommends finding one thing you can do well and sticking with it.
“Say, improving your lunches at work and getting really good at that. Even for just the first week that you go back, then deciding to work on breakfast, then deciding to work on planning dinners, whatever that might be. It’s a small but subtle change, instead of trying to do everything at once.”
Sygo says if junk food is sitting around in plain sight, you are more likely to eat it.
“Sometimes you have to say, you know what, I have to just get rid of all the holiday chocolate and all the sweets, and be aware that visually seeing foods in front of you makes you far more likely to choose them. We have all sorts of stuff around our house from the holidays and there’s no doubt I’m more likely to nibble on that food.”
If you are the kind of person that tends to get hooked on junk, like pizza or chips, Sygo suggests you probably have to get that food out of the house if you want to get healthy.