To make healthier food choices:
We know to “eat more fruits and vegetables.”
We know nutrient dense foods will give us more energy and support greater health.
We know willpower doesn’t always work, that we need to make other changes to help us reach our goals.
And yet! It is still all too easy to fall back into a perpetual cycle. Yes, they’re also called habits, which is why so many programs and books and educators talk about how long it takes to “break a habit.” But, while the tips associated with habits are backed by a lot of research and they can be super helpful, the physiological response to our habits is not always addressed. We actually classify some of these habits as addictions and there are a variety of them we see or indulge in every day!