How hard is it to actually change a habit?!
Clients that I usually work with all have their habits, however not necessarily every habit is a good one. To make it easier for you to understand what I mean, I'm going to throw in an example.
I have a client who loves to enjoy a cup of coffee every afternoon. In order for her to get that enjoyment, the drink needs to be sweet. It can’t be pure dark coffee, right? Due to the sensitivity info, I’m not going to expose the name of the drink. Anyway, it’s a holiday drink from a very famous chain.
16 oz drink example Holiday Drink vs Plain Dark Coffee
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 120
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 9 g Trans Fat 0.5 mg
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Total Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Plain Dark Coffee
Calories 15 Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 1 g
After the details break down, we all know what is a better coffee choice. Isn’t it the caffeine we are actually looking for in a cup of coffee???
Why does everyone bother to order something called a Latte ??? Not only does it have an excessive amount of sugar but also fat. Yes, one drink won’t kill you, however let’s multiply that number to 5 days a week.
330 calories x 5 = 1,650 calories
Accumulate that and it will be 1,650 calories for a week, and you would say it’s not that many calories. Yes, easy to say that, however how about not consuming it at all and staying negative 1,650 calories in a week.
Yes, a sweet cup of drink won’t kill you for a day, but that’s also a habit building.
It’s easy to build this bad habit but hard to take this away because you are already so used to it.
Changing a habit needs a good attitude, do you have a good reason to change a habit?!