Lessons the bank taught me about sticking to your healthy diet

lesson about sticking with your healthy eating plan

As I write this, much of the world is just heading into Stage 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic (if you’re reading this and don’t know what that is, lucky you! Just Google “2020: the lost year” or something like that).

Where I live, just north of Toronto, Stage 3 means mandatory masks in all public places and physical distancing (6 feet or 2 meters, depending on how you measure those things) and various other restrictions to your life and livelihood.

For me, it meant that I hadn’t visited the bank in person since February. Had it been up to me, I still wouldn’t have gone in, but I had a deposit that had to be made in the bank (they wouldn’t let me do it online, unfortunately).

While I was ready to stand in line outside, deal with a teller through at least 3 barriers (my mask, a plexiglas shield and her mask), I wasn’t quite prepared for the lesson I’d learn about human nature while interacting with the bank teller.

What I learned reveals a lot about human nature in general, as well as providing a lesson for anyone who strives to stay true to a healthy eating style.

If you’ve been struggling to stick with it and need a bit of motivation, you might want to listen in.

And once you watch the video, let me know what you think!  


  • How this experience compared to other public interactions during COVID
  • How this experience was different from other public interactions during COVID
  • A common response to a new challenge (such as living during a pandemic)
  • What happens when you challenge common assumptions
  • How you can take this information and use it to reframe your eating habits so it feels more positive and doable
  • How your brain’s natural wiring can interfere with your attempts to eat differently
  • What to do to take a different approach that can provide a useful way to approach your diet


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