CHANGING HABITS #4: IDENTIFYING HABITS

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CHANGING HABITS #4: IDENTIFYING HABITS- Identifying the routine sometimes unconscious behaviors such as binge eating snacks is the next step after identifying your personal cues and triggers. A new behavior becomes a Habit through repetition which forms a circuit in your brain through nerve connections between your thinking brain, your memory center, and your reward center where squirts of Dopamine make you feel good. The brain doesn’t know whether a behavior is good or bad, it just reacts to your repeating the behavior and like our other organs assumes (sometimes incorrectly) that you know what you are doing. How do you identify Habits? 1) write them down when they happen; 2) identify the cues and rewards driving the cycle of your behavior called a Habit Loop; 3) make a plan to substitute a good behavior that provides a similar or good alternative reward to turn on your Dopamine squirt from the Reward Center in your brain. Now repeat the new good behavior until it replaces the bad behavior. As Charles Duhigg, the author of “The Power of Habit-Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” maintains: “Changing Habits might not be fast and isn’t always easy. But with time and effort almost any behavior can be reshaped.” Next time I will discuss how to make good habits stronger-So stay tuned!! #drdavidheber #healthyhabits #purposedrivennutrition #herbalifenutrition to learn more go to www.drdavidheber and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and read PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available as an e-book from Amazon.com for $5.49

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