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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Make a Habit

Research has shown that in order to make something a habit, you must do it continuously for 21 days. After 21 days, something becomes automatic. That means, if you can just get through something that is difficult for three weeks, it gradually becomes less difficult. Eating habits become just that, habits, after only three weeks.

The low-carb way of life can seem tough at first. It is something that you have to get used to, but once you are, the difficulty is gone. You get so used to eating in that certain way, that it becomes second nature to you. Your body gets so used to having limited carbs, that when you consume too many carbs, you feel sick. Your energy level drops as well.

Another noticeable change is the way that something with higher carbs than you are used to, tastes. For example, sweets now taste like pure sugar. Pasta makes you feel like you have eaten glue. Everything high in carbs tastes noticeably different.

It just goes to show you that the low-carb lifestyle is the best choice for many people. Stick with it for three weeks, and it becomes a great habit.

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