Breaking habits

The Miami Herald:

You want to lose weight, but you can’t pass by the pastries and pastelitos that pop up at every desk, every cubicle, every dining room table at this time of the year.

Before you go all the way, however, consider this. Research has shown that much of what we do in our lives is ultimately determined by habit. While changing those behaviors may not be a piece of cake so to speak, it may be easier than you think.

In a bestselling new book, The Power of Habit (Random House, $28) , Charles Duhigg explores why we do what we do and how habits form and change.

“What surprised me most was learning that any habit can be changed … no matter how ingrained,” he said.

Why do some people change for the better while others don’t?

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