3. It’s too hard
Making healthy lifestyle choices can be challenging, but it shouldn’t be too difficult. If it’s too difficult, you won’t stick to it. It’s that simple.
We all know that there are a lot of benefits to eating steamed fish, boiled chicken, saba, broccoli and sweet potato but if you were to eat only those foods for weeks or months, you would probably go insane. I know this because most people would, myself included. Imagine eating only those foods all day, every single day. It’s good to challenge yourself, but don’t make it damn near impossible for you to accomplish your goals.
If you dread what you’re doing every single day, for every single meal, then there’s something wrong with your routine.
If you like to eat “clean foods” but find yourself overeating or “cheating” too often, take a step back and try to assess if it’s an effective way of dieting for you. Staying on track for 1 day and then overeating for 5 days could undermine the progress you’ve just made, so figure out a way to stay on track without getting burned out.