Changing small habits help you build success fairly quick. Makes you feel more in control. Just by adding a vegetable at lunch everyday makes it a success. Set yourself up for small, but consistent changes and soon this can become routine, then add another step. We all need motivation-like eliminating sodas, drink water and save the $$ you would have spent on the soda for something you want. Adds up in time. Simple things to remind us to drink more water, like turning on faucet to wash hands - water-need to drink more.
Even when you have a specific goal, motivation to change and triggers to remind us, you may have times when you are tired of it. Enlist family or friends to encourage you. Talk to yourself like "I feel better when I eat vegetables, drink more water and walk." Can help keep you on course. Weight loss takes time and does not happen over night. Small steps that are consistent add up to help keep weight under control and this is a priority for us, as diabetics.
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