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Tip to Break a Bad Habit: Change THIS Instead of Using Self-Control

breakfast habits sugar Jan 15, 2020

Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 

We all have bad habits in our life. Often we aren’t even aware that our actions are just habits. Grabbing some snacks after dinner, grabbing a piece of candy, opening a pop, skipping a workout. When you stop and think about these actions, they are really just habits, sometimes subconscious.  

Today I’m talking about breaking bad habits, and what specifically you need to change so that you aren’t relying on your self-control to break a bad habit.

This information can be very applicable to any bad habit, but in this episode I’ll be giving you practical advice for breaking a sugar habit. 


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Highlights From This Episode

[04:20] Your self-control is usually like willpower, it fades quickly and is not a reliable means to use for habit change. As James Clear says on page in Atomic Habits, self-control is a short-term strategy, not a long-term one. 

[05:51] James Clear outlines in his book a framework to make good habits or change bad habits. 

[07:00] To change a bad habit, change your environment. This plays into Law #1 of making it invisible or law #3 making it difficult. 

[08:11] Five tips to change your environment and lower your sugar intake. 

[13:04] Challenge for the week. Pick one strategy I discussed to eat less sugar, and try one recipe from My Favorite Breakfast Recipes, and let me know what you think! 


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Episode Freebie: Favorite Breakfast Recipes

>> Atomic Habits by James Clear