Episode 15: Habits 101 – Hack Your Habits, Change Your Life

April 9, 2018

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Episode Overview

Annie and Lauren discuss the foundation of the Healthy Habits Happy Moms approach which is based on building habits (as the name suggests.) This podcast is designed to be a basic Habits 101 foundation to teach you how and why you should build healthy habits. Habits are the foundation of the Balance365 program and are discussed more extensively there, but this is a helpful overview of the principles of the HHHM lifestyle.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What’s missing from most programs: The “How”
  • Making life changes effortless – not a pipe dream
  • Why HHHM focusses on habits
  • Habits as energy conservation tactics
  • How habits help us automate behavior
  • Personalizing habits: choose your own adventure
  • The 3 R’s of Habits
  • Avoiding overwhelm: the relationship between the number of changes made and the likelihood of those
  • changes sticking long term
  • Identity-based goals vs performance or appearance goals
  • How to figure out your habit triggers and why you need to
  • Environmental triggers and how they impact your habits
  • Preceding events: the building blocks of habits and how to identify them
  • Habit hack: getting your reps in
  • Neural pathways and how they increase with repetition
  • How long it really takes to build a habit
  • Planning for failure with if/then statements
  • Why “boring” works  
  • The power of starting small
  • Curating your environment to support your goals
  • Out of sight out of mind and what do those drawers in the fridge really do?
  • Setting yourself up for success by removing obstacles
  • All Or Nothing or All Or Something: when -ish happens




10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!