Changing your eating habits can be hard, especially since some habits may have developed in early childhood. Take things slow and work to improve your eating habits over time. Gradual changes may help you adapt better to the new habits and stay successful for years to come.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking the 3R approach to improving your eating habits:
- Reflect on your current habits and ways you can change them
- Replace unhealthy habits with healthy habits
- Reinforce your new healthier habits
To learn more about the 3Rs and how to get started, visit the CDC’s Improving Your Eating Habits page. While you are there, be sure to download a copy of the CDC’s food diary to track your current habits as you Reflect.
Weigh-ins and Support Resources
Remember, the Spare Tire Contest is a journey; stay positive and stay on track by submitting your weight online each week through the links in the weekly email sent to all participants. Weigh-in links and additional support resources are also available from your work location, on the Knowledge Center HR > Spare Tire page.
Be sure to check in with your doctor before making changes to your current diet or starting a new exercise routine. For more details on the contest, visit the Spare Tire page.