We all have bad habits that we wish we could magically change to healthier ones. But unfortunately, there’s nothing magical about the process of habit change — especially if you’re time-strapped, which most of us are. Try these 4 steps to help improve your food habits:

STEP 1

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR FOOD HABITS

Let’s say you tend to reach for a rich dessert after dinner. Picture all the empty calories and potential weight gain associated with that. Now picture how a healthier option can help you feel more fit and energetic.

STEP 2

DECIDE ON A REPLACEMENT NUTRITION HABIT

Instead of reaching for that rich dessert, why not try a healthier option that can satisfy your sweet tooth, such as Ensure® popsicles or Ensure® chia pudding recipe?

STEP 3

BE PREPARED

Until your new nutrition habit becomes automatic, stock up on fruit or nutritious shakes so you won’t be caught empty-handed at home or when you’re on the go.

STEP 4

BE PATIENT

Developing new habits takes time, so give yourself at least 6 weeks to make your new healthy habit part of your routine. By then, you should feel — and see — the benefits of better nutrition.

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