The Importance of Day 2 (short video)

Day 1 getting started eating healthy or being active again is important, but what is so significant about “Day 2”?

This is the 2nd entry in the new series titled “Making Health a Habit”, which can be found here.

Making Health a Habit picks up where A Dietitian’s Journey left off and provides general health information about lowering insulin resistance, keeping blood sugar at a healthy level, or maintaining (or building) muscle mass, or may simply be my opinion on different matters related to a low carb or ketogenic diet. Making Health a Habit are short videos (< 5 minutes in length) or short blogs on health-related topics and are quite different than Science Made Simple articles which are longer,  research-focused articles.

In this short video I explain:

Research demonstrates that it takes 2-3 months (~66 days) to do something enough that it becomes a habit [1]. For some,  making something a habit is simply a matter of setting SMART Goals (as I talk about in this article) and working on them consistently until they achieve them.  For others, having the support of a professional such as myself during this formative time is what makes it possible for them to make their health a habit.  As I say in the video; whatever works!

If you’d like to know how I can help you get started eating healthy or working towards putting symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure into remission, please let me know.

If you’d like to learn more about my own health recovery and weight-loss journey, you can find more than 2 year’s worth of articles and videos under “A Dietitian’s Journey”.  Even just have a look at the very first video I made March 16, 2017 which is posted here , as it is quite remarkable to compare how I look and sound in that one, with today’s.

The photo on the left is from the first video I made on March 16, 2017 when I first began my journey, and the photo on the right is from today’s video (May 16, 2019).

You can learn more about my services and their costs above under the Services tab or in the Shop and if you have questions, please feel free to send me a note using the Contact Me form above and I will reply as soon as I can.

To our good health!

Joy

Reference

Lally, P. , van Jaarsveld, C. H., Potts, H. W. and Wardle, J. (2010), How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 40: 998-1009. doi:10.1002/ejsp.674

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