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ALTHOUGH 66 DAYS is the average time for making a new behavior
automatic, it often takes between 18 and 254 days, according to research
from the University College London. If you’re unable to adopt a new dietary
guideline, ease into it month by month. Here’s how:
♦ Decide the target body weight you wish to reach
Figure out your caloric needs by multiplying your goal weight by
12. (So a person aiming to weigh 180 pounds should plan to
consume around 2,160 calories each day.) Look to reach that
caloric goal by the second week of your reboot.
♦ Eat three meals per day
Use the unlimited and limited categories with a focus
on consuming more fibrous and protein-centric foods. If it takes a
week or two to adjust to three meals, that’s fine. Eliminate breaded,
deep-fried, and processed foods or reserve them for cheat days.
♦ Drink more water
Drink a large glass of water about 15 to 30 minutes before you eat
and then two more glasses during your meal. Overall, try to
consume at least 16 more ounces of water per day than you did
before your reboot period began. Refrain from drinking soda and
sugary juices on non-cheat days.
♦ Experiment with a cheat schedule
Finding the one that works best for you might take a few weeks.