Getting back into the habit of living well can be a challenge. I was doing really well last spring, and then things got busy, and somehow, poor habits sneaked (snuck?) up on me.
The important thing about habits is that they are things you do regularly. The amazing thing is that little things add up.
For example, if you switch the cream in your coffee, if you drink as much coffee as I do, you can reduce the amount of saturated fat you consume over the course of a year by a lot. Say you use about 2 tablespoons per coffee, and drink a modest two cups a day. That's 7 grams of fat per day, 2/3 of them saturated. Over the course of a year, that is 2555 grams of fat, and 1606 grams of saturated fat.
That's about 28 sticks worth of butter of fat. Forgive me cows...I'm not saying that butter is all bad. I'm just trying to use an easy to understand metric!
There you go, and easy way to change one small habit, reduce fat and saturated fat, and (in theory) reduce your calories. In reality, without effort people may replace the calories saved in one domain with calories in another, but at least it is a step in the right direction! On that note, maybe tomorrow we can talk about steps...