Sneak 'Superfoods' Into Your Diet
Think you don't like healthy foods? These tips could help change your mind
One Change at a Time
Making changes in your daily routine can be daunting. But you don't have to
eat all superfoods, all the time. Start small and make tiny dietary tweaks, one
at a time, until they become healthy habits, advises nutrition expert and
author David Katz, MD.
"Pick three things you can do each day, do it consistently, and it will
become a habit," says Katz, co-author of the book Stealth Health: How to
Sneak Age-Defying, Disease-Fighting Habits into Your Life without Really
Trying. "It is the routines and habits that integrate good health into
your life style that will result in health and wellness."
Something as simple as choosing a whole grain over a refined grain is a step
in the right direction.
"Start with one change that comes relatively easy, and let the positive
effects encourage you to make another small change and another, and
another," says Katz.
If you don't like a particular food at first, keep trying. It can take some
time before new foods get added to your favorite list.
"Research on children has shown that it can take as many as eight or
nine times before an eating preference is established," says Tribole.