One Small Change: Adding FruitTuesday, January 22, 2013
by Gail Watson, contributing blogger
Making one small change can be your best path to successful improvements. January is the time of year that we look at ourselves in the mirror and vow to do better. These good intentions often start out with a bang, but often soon sputter and fizzle.
Changes That Stick
Rather than tackling huge sweeping changes at once, another approach is making one small change a week. Tiny shifts are easier to adapt and develop into a new habit. Just imagine, if you can make a mini improvement each week, by the end of the year you would have done 52 wonderful things for yourself, and never feel overwhelmed.
Over the next several weeks we’ll be offering ideas for small changes that you can incorporate into your life.
This week’s goal: Add two more pieces of fruit a week
Fruits are a delicious way to add vitamins, minerals and natural fiber into your diet. Juices are quick and easy, but whole fruits are best. Here are easy ways to add fruits to your daily routine.
- Place your fruit in a pretty bowl on your counter for easy access.
- Pre-cut fruit and put into a container to take along to work or school. Fruit is perfect for that afternoon energy dip.
- Once a week, toss a few frozen berries into your morning yogurt or oatmeal. Store fruits in an easily reachable container in the freezer.
- Make your morning yogurt into a smoothie using frozen fruits. Just combine plain or vanilla yogurt and a cup of frozen fruits into a blender. No need for ice, it will be frosty, delicious, and healthy.