Make Two Lists
Everyone knows that vegetables are good for you. Medical professionals are always shouting out the goodness of adding more and more vegetables to your nutrition plan. These lists are your reasons for eating more vegetables. I gave you some ideas but don’t copy my list, create your own.
Each list has a purpose. Each list is real and true.
On one list, identify the grievances, the fears, and challenges with adding more vegetables to your day.
- People will look at you strange in the grocery store
- Some vegetables are expensive
- I don’t know how to cook all the vegetables sold in the store
- I might not eat it before they go bad
- My family is going to complain
It's all legitimate, it's all real. Don't hold back.
On the other list, write down the benefits, advantages and opportunities you have when more vegetables are on your plate each day.
- Your plate will have a lot more color with each vegetable
- New recipes are exciting to make and try
- You’ll be eating foods that are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber
- Veggies tend to have a significant lower number of calories compared to bread, pasta and rice
- Learning new things will keep your brain engaged as well as be good for your body
- Your family likes new adventures so they’ll be supportive
- Dropping a few pounds or more is your goal and will most likely be result of better eating habits
- You’ve been wanting more energy and this is one way to work on that
Now, take one list and put it in a drawer. Take the other list and tape it up on your refrigerator. Read the list in the drawer once a month or once a year, just to remind you that it's safe and sound. Read the other list every day.
The daily list will determine what you notice, how you interpret what you see and the story you tell yourself about what's happening and what will happen.
You get to pick which list goes where.
Picking your list is possibly the most important thing you'll do all day.
To your best health,