11 Things That Happened When I Started Trying To Eat Healthy



1. A few years ago I noticed that though my food habits hadn’t changed, suddenly I no longer felt the same



2. So I decided to try to make some healthy changes. At first the change was very…slight.



3. I was taking small steps in the right direction, but old habits die hard.



4. I was trying to continue to eat all the foods I liked but tried to eat less of them.



5. This often did not work for me because it required extreme self-control.




6. Then I realized I was overthinking my approach.

NOTE: A book that really was helping me think clearly about forming good habits at this time: Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin.



7. What I needed to do was simply think about which foods I like and which foods I love.

What I needed to do was simply think about which foods I like and which foods I love.


8. For me, the food I love is peanut butter.

I think about peanut butter often.



9. While focusing on the food I love, I’ve been able to replace the foods I merely like.

While focusing on the food I love, I've been able to replace the foods I merely like.


10. The more I do this, the more I have seen my habits change.



11. And I owe it all to peanut butter.

And I owe it all to peanut butter.
Source: buzzfeed.com