shown by studies to be a reality, it has also been shown that we can train our brain to prefer healthy food. Start to envision that this sugar addiction can be reversed, and start to add to your diet a fair amount of the vegetables you like, every single day. You will probably gradually become "addicted" to these servings of vegetables, and you'll have a much easier time getting off sugary foods and drinks. 5. Eating healthy is too expensive. This is an inherently subjective topic depending on revenue, country, city, and more. Now, if this is one of your beliefs, let's consider this research from Harvard School of Public Health, which found "the healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets" (that's $45 a month for one person). If your own diet is not the least healthy at all and your aim is not to have the healthiest diet, either, that could mean a difference of much less than that. Maybe eating healthy is not that much more expensive for you, after all. 6. Eating healthy is too hard. Once you've got the habit of eating healthy, it's easy. What can be hard is to catch the habit, especially when you've been eating processed foods for a long time, or you're used to hitting the drive-through after a long day of work. To make eating healthy a habit, you need to get started, and to do so, you may need to first eliminate other beliefs that get in your way (#1 above for example). 7. No one supports me. People around you may love their fast food meals or fizzy drinks, they may have no interest whatsoever in improving their health or their weight, and they may even sabotage you just because you're triggering their own stuff. But all this is about them, not about you. You can't wait for others to be supportive and drive the change that you want to see in yourself. If you'd love some support, try to find a group, a friend, or someone who's done it already. But don't let this belief that no one supports you prevent you from eating healthier. 8. I can't be consistent with a healthy diet. You may have this belief if you think you won't have the willpower to stick to a healthy eating plan and you also want to be perfect and eat healthy 100% of the time. Here's the truth: even with the strongest willpower in the world, you won't eat healthy every single time, simply because life happens. But you can perfectly be consistent with a healthy eating plan once you give up the idea of being perfect. 9. I love my high-calorie comfort foods too much. You may experience this as true; and that's ok. You can perfectly like comfort foods. This doesn't have to prevent you from getting started to eat healthier meals. Your attachment to these foods is often synonymous with a need for comfort in your life. While you keep some of these foods on the menu and start eating healthier at the same time, ask yourself how you could get more of these feelings of comfort in your life. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that you don't love those foods that much after all. 10. I don't like to exercise. Many people don't eat a healthy diet just because they think this won't help them if they don't also go to the gym at the same time. And the fact they don't like to exercise stops them in their tracks. I'm here to tell you: even if you don't like or you don't have time to exercise, you can perfectly start adopting a healthier diet today. Anne Ricci is dedicated to helping women eat more real food and solve their health and weight loss puzzle. You can join her tribe and get personalized tips at AnnesHealthyKitchen's Community. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.