Improve Your Food Environment

Visual cues are very common triggers for bad choices, but they can also be used to trigger better behavior.
Has anyone ever been in a home or office with the open candy bowl? How difficult is it to walk past that bowl without stopping just for a bite or two?

Research has shown us some interesting things in this area. Families that have breakfast cereal out in the open are more likely to have a higher BMI than families with an open fruit bowl available. Just take a minute and look around your surroundings. Is it set up for your success or failure? What are some quick changes you could make right now to improve your success?
Also, take note that this has nothing to do with the diet type or style you like to eat. It still works the same if you are vegan, keto, paleo, or just tracking your macros.

Start spending more time on understanding and improving your habits around how you eat versus over-focusing on a set of rigid rules on what you can eat.

Since 1975, Mary Ann has instructed all ages in aquatic programs. This fall, after relocating in Columbia from Michigan, she is looking forward to working with people that would like to improve their swimming skills. “My job is rewarding because I am helping people learn and improve on a life long skill.”

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