We are nearing the end of another week in this year’s series “Make a Fresh Start.” How is it going? I hope you are feeling fresher and newer as each day unfolds.
Yesterday I talked about considering one healthy food, drink, or ingredient that you might add to increase wellness. Today we are discussing the flip side and considering what is one item we may wish to remove from our diet?
What we put into our mouths is definitely a habit. Our taste buds become accustomed to what we eat and drink, and we may even find ourselves anticipating a certain item at a specific time of day. Nevertheless, we may be aware of something we are ingesting that we know we would be better off without.
There are a variety of options that can fit into this category, and I’m not here to castigate any specific candidate. This challenge is not, “What shouldn’t I be eating?” Rather, I am encouraging you to ask yourself, “What would I personally like to eliminate?” It is a positive change, made BY you and FOR you.
It is possible that completely removing an item from your diet feels too drastic, and perhaps is unnecessary. In this case, you may opt to limit how much or how often you choose to indulge. For example, you might say, “I will only eat this on Sundays,” or “I will only eat one.”
Again, this isn’t about feeling guilty. This challenge should empower you to make a change you can (and will) feel good about.
What comes to mind that you might wish to limit or eliminate from your diet?