What are the typical barriers to change?
#1. You have no idea why or how you need to change.
It is true! Because if you don’t understand food, how are you going to implement the changes you need with your food intake to actually see a difference?
#2. You enjoy things the way they are.
It is true! If you enjoy eating what you want when you want and this outweighs how you want to look then the truth is, that is what is going to win.
#3. Your habits and routines are tied up with other people.
It is true! If everyone around you doesn’t want to change and therefor won’t change, then how can you, if you want to fit in?
#4. You are addicted to high fat foods and or sweets and you don’t know how to break the addiction.
It is true! If you keep believing you need it, how are you going to do anything different?
#5. You have difficulty figuring out what is important and what isn’t.
It is true! If you can’t figure out what is most important than everything gets lumped in together as equal.
#6. You find it hard to set goals and work towards them.
It is true! Because even lowering your carbohydrate intake, even by one everyday, it is going to be impossible if you can’t set the goal and follow it.
#7. You don’t have the energy or feel too stressed to deal with change.
It is true! Having the energy to be able to manage stress is important to be able to do something different.
#8. You are afraid of what might happen to your life or your relationships if you change.
It is true! Life will have to be done differently and your relationship with food will have to be done differently too.
#9. You think it is too late to change and the damage has already been done.
It is true! Old dogs can learn new tricks, and it is never too late to change.
#10. You have tried to change before and you failed and you don’t want to fail again.
It is true! Most probably you have tried to diet and exercise and have found it a futile attempt and this becomes a fear of failure, but when you understand what it is that you need to change as well as what and how you need to change then everything makes sense.
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