Think of it this way, when you spend money, you don’t really keep track of the small expense but only of bigger, more significant purchases. Yet, at the end of the day or week or month, we are always left puzzled at how come we managed to spend so much in the end.
That’s all the small minute purchases you did.
And that’s why, at the end of the day, these small actions determine if you lose weight or not. If your small actions include things like small exercises and healthier decision for meals, then you’d find yourself losing weight and being healthier. The great thing is that they are small efforts that don’t require much of you most of the time. So you won’t feel as much pain or struggle that you would with bigger actions. In fact, when you do it frequent enough, soon it’d be like second nature of you and you do it without conscious effort and it becomes a habit and that’s what you call a healthy lifestyle. Because you have already inculcate that into your daily habits.
But if your small actions consist of sneaking small significant snacking of sinful foods often, and you are not losing weight, you know why. Yes, moderation is key and you can snack on them. But make sure you fit such actions into your daily recommended calorie intake (DRCI) and plan for them in advance if you do it frequently. Don’t let them sneak up on you unknowingly. Even a seemingly harmless fruit smoothie can make you gain weight if you have exceed your DRCI. But if you plan for it, it’d be fine.
At the end of the end, what I’m trying to say is what you heard people telling you often enough but don’t realize the impact of - Each and every small action counts. Don’t belittle them because they can sneak up on you.