Small change is easier to swallow than big change. Regardless of personality type, the easier a new habit is to adopt, the more likely it’s going to stick. It’s why everyone always tells you to start small and then go big. Sometimes you can do it in reverse but not as often. Barbara Lincoln, Classic Freedom (SFJ) nutritionist, is back with an easy way to get healthier: Small changes and conscious choices can make a big difference in terms of weight and health.

A couple of weeks back I wrote about eating, not drinking your Kale. An article in the New York Times this week based on a research study highlighted the importance of watching how your calories are consumed. Recently a man in my husband’s office that was trying to lose weight asked him for some nutrition tips and the first one my husband gave was, “Don’t drink your calories.” I have him well trained!! Honestly I don’t keep juice in our house; I reserve it for special occasions. My girls would rather have a cookie. And one of the first places I look when a client is trying to lose weight or has been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is the amount of sugary beverages and alcoholic drinks that are consumed. Okay, I will be the first to tell you that I like to have my cake and eat it too! And as the mother of two toddlers I like to have my wine as well. But I am well aware that these are occasional treats and that my glass of wine will replace my cake that night.