For 2012, I’ve decided not to make resolutions or goals. I want to create habits instead. I’ve decided to focus on one habit each month, and to share my progress on the blog for the purpose of accountability.
January Focus: Reduce Added Sugar Intake
New Habits I’d Like to Form
- Eat unsweetened yogurt. I eat a lot of yogurt. I already made the switch last year from regular yogurt to Greek yogurt. But I’ve been putting honey the Greek yogurt to sweeten it. I want to wean myself off the honey and eat the yogurt plain or with berries.
- Dilute juice. I love apple juice and I’m not ready to give it up. So I’m going to start diluting it (and any other juice I drink) with sparking water.
- Eat more at work. This may sound counter-intuitive, but eating more (healthy foods) at work during the day will help me avoid the temptation to scarf down whatever sugar-laden treat that happens to be available in the teacher’s room. I bring my lunch every day, but never I never seem to pack enough to get me through the 12-hour (commute included) day.
Does anyone have any ideas or tips on creating habits or reducing added sugar intake?