Due to my decluttering exercise(still ongoing) , I found my old blender sitting there idle and not serving its due purpose. So, I had been blending bananas, kiwi ( not my favorite as it has a spicy aftertaste) , papaya ( yummy, must try) and mango (OMG), etc. thus far, bananas is my number one since my son takes it daily as well.
People often talk about diet change, kicking bad habits and all. It seldom works as it is contrary to what the mind has been conditioned to do. Instead, simply REPLACE it with a new habit. PRESERVERE in the new habits till it become second nature. how long you ask ? glad you asked!
It depends, really. I am now drinking my morning coffee once a day and replacing it with the fruits at midday and snack time. You should feel natural about the whole process and not counting the days nor stars to chart your progress. Our body is a great feedback mechanism and it shows you signs and wonders if you pay enough attention to it. There is no need to swear and goto extreme to wean off coffee or whatever you like (unless really bad items like smoking and drugs).
In your journey of this new adjustment, listen to your feelings. Do you feel wonderful, happier and excited with this new change? What are the benefits if you adhere to it and if you don't? What are your friends saying lately about you? That you look better, more radiant, energetic ? These are positive feedback and will motivate you to keep on going.
Will you default on this change? Of course since we are human beings. There might be a old friend catch up session and everyone is happily gathering at the cafe. So , it is fine to still go for your coffee and not feeling bad about it. After all, one does not meet old friends everyday, right? When you have some form of flexibility in your new habits, you feel more relaxed and in control rather than sticking to a stiff schedule, bland and boring.
1) replace not eliminate the habits
2) listen to signs and wonders body tell you
3) exercise flexibility
Have fun along the way:)
To your health , cheers!