The purpose of this article is to help you identify any dietary and lifestyle habits that you could change to improve your health. The fact that you are here at this website shows that you are interested in making changes in your lifestyle.
If you are aware of a medical condition that runs in your family, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing the condition by following the advice that we offer in this website.
Our goal is to translate the best medical research into a sensible diet programme that will help you to maintain and improve your health in the long-term. Evidence shows that crash diets do not work and that very rarely do they help people change their eating habits or lifestyle. The aim of our website is to help you make and benefit from these long-term changes in diet and lifestyle.
There are no guarantees in life.You may exercise regularly and eat the right foods, yet still develop a medical problem. But we know from all of the research available, that those who enjoy a nutritious diet and exercise, to maintain a healthy weight, are less likely to develop problems.
Forge new habits in diet and lifestyle for optimum health.
Confidence and conviction are prime requisites for any behaviour change. Confidence reflects your attitude about your ability to make changes: if you don’t believe you will succeed, the chances are you won’t. Boost your confidence by believing in yourself, and enlist the aid of family and friends if necessary.
Conviction, on the other hand, reflects your determination to accomplish change. If you don’t believe a change is important, you are unlikely to make it, so be sure you select a change that you firmly believe will make a difference to your future health, and go for it.
Don’t give up!
When it comes to changing your behaviour, your motto should be: “If I first don’t succeed, try, try, try again”
Studies of people who stopped smoking show that most of them tried and failed several times before they finally succeeded. However changing your dietary habits will be more difficult than successfully giving up smoking.
At some point after stopping smoking, you lose the desire to smoke and are then at very little risk of taking it up again. But this is not the same with your diet, you must eat and drink, day in and day out, making decisions about what to eat or drink several times a day, every day.
How to change your diet
Throughout the website we will make suggestions for ways of improving your diet. We also include diet generator tool, if one diet doesn’t work, simply try another. If you slip up, just remember that no one needs to be perfect when it comes to how they eat – better is good enough.
If you think you might find it difficult to make a radical change in your diet or lifestyle, you can begin by selecting just one simple modification that should be easy for you to achieve, so you get off to a successful start. For example you may chose to drink more water each day, instead of high-calorie sugary fizzy drinks.