Don’t think you can follow healthy habit #2 & #7?

I had to eliminate bad habits and adopt good ones in order to get to here

Don’t despair! This post will cover the ABC of habits, and how you can easily drop a bad habit and pick up a good one. Charles Duhigg, recently featured in Bloomberg News, is the author of “The Power of Habit.” He illustrates that “habits aren’t destiny,” and that “once you break a habit into its components, you can fiddle with the gears.”

Have you put on weight by munching candy bars at work? Then change your routine. Instead of wandering to the cafeteria, take a walk around the block. Or buy an apple instead.

Above all, wake up and realize that you have a choice.

“If you believe you can change,” Duhigg writes, “the change becomes real.”

I had to kick many bad habits  to pick up healthy ones in order to succeed with my weight-loss regimen. It certainly wasn’t easy but I did it. I realized it could be done, and had to be done in order for me to get my health back. Bad habits quickly faded, I completely altered my diet and lifestyle and started noticing results almost immediately. I have fine tuned good habits – to a tune of 125lbs lost!- and have maintained my weight loss 🙂 I follow all 7 healthy habits/general good lifestyle habits, and so can you! Need help starting, or simple motivation? Check daily for posts, and look at some previous ones that might be of interest to you. Also follow us on FB and twitter.

How do you motivate yourself? Please share your success stories 🙂

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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