The problem is, there are so many ‘trends’ and options out there that people all too often end up burning out after a few weeks. The reason this happens is because too many programs focus on quick fixes and advertise faulty advice, like ‘lose 20 pounds in 30 days without doing any exercise!’
In reality, there are no quick fixes in life. Getting fit and sticking to it takes diligence, persistence and hard work. Programs should not be ‘quick fixes’ but instead the gateway to sustained behavioural change.
You can do it, but first, you must correct the things people typically do wrong when trying to get fit.
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Here are the top three things people do wrong and how to correct them:
1. Wanting to be healthier, but unwilling to make lifestyle changes.
To create lasting change, you must change habitual eating patterns and learn to make exercise an integral part of your life. You must change your eating from standard refined, processed food, which is addictive and creates cravings, to eating primarily whole foods. Think salads, meats, fruits and veggies.
If not, you will only continue to want unhealthy sugary, fatty, salty food. Remember, changing your lifestyle is about changing your habits and rituals so they are serving your overall health and fitness goals, not inhibiting them.
Ask this question next time you are questioning food choices or exercise frequency: Is this decision going to take me closer to my goal or further away? Think logically and make the right choice.