I've never believed in "Cold Turkey." So here's a quick strategy, try it, might just work for you. And remember a strong and supportive family, group of friends and coaches goes a long way. "Alternate days of your new diet plan with your normal eating habits. “For example, do the new plan Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and observe your regular habits Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.” You can also apply the same principle when it comes to adopting an exercise routine. “At the end of the first seven days,” you will have improved your eating habits over half of the days of the week and will feel ready to launch into week two! The high you get from keeping it going for several weeks—not to mention the better body image—will eventually help you crowd out the bad eating patterns with even more good ones.