Don’t make small changes. Make big changes – to see results.
Small changes may be easier to make, but they can lead to frustration and hurt your motivation to keep going.
Big changes help you see quicker results, which increase your likelihood of continuing to follow through with your new lifestyle changes.
The DASH diet is a great example of how this works. The DASH diet is based on a plan that is rich in fruits and vegetables, low fat or non-fat dairy, and beans/nuts. Suppose you decide to just start with adding more fruits and vegetables. What will happen to your blood pressure? Most likely (based on the research), nothing.
The blood pressure-lowering effects of the DASH diet only occurred in people following the entire plan.
Learn more at dashdiet.org.