Here are the top 8 excuses for not healthy and I used them all! For years I kept looking for excuses until I became unhealthy and sick. Was it too late? It’s never too late and if you recognise any of these below, perhaps it’s time to move into a healthier lifestyle!
1. “I will start tomorrow.”
Be honest for a moment. Have you said this? Uh huh. Thought so!
Let’s be honest, when tomorrow comes you’ll say the same thing. Tomorrow is not promised to you.
Decide to start – today.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu
2. “Diet plans don’t work.”
Truth: Diet plans do work, people just don’t follow them. Find a diet plan that works for you and change your attitude. Be positive and commit to a healthier YOU! Take a look at keto and intermittent fasting and how I lost loads of weight easier than any other diet plan!
3. “I’m having a bad day!”
I hear you! We’ve all been there. Food is comfort—we reach for it to soothe our soul. I get it, I really do. So what to do? Find a healthier way to cope with stress. Go for a brisk walk. Get a massage. Why? I feel much better eating this packet of Oreos!
Here’s why: When the body is under stress the adrenal glands release cortisol. When cortisol is elevated, blood sugar levels are also increased. If you choose to eat the Oreos and add more sugar, you won’t feel better, you’ll feel worse.
Bonus: the walk gets you far away from that package of cookies AND you will be burning calories! Win-win! Give yourself a pat on the back!
4. “I deserve a treat.”
More dangerous words have never been spoken. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating. But think about it……would it be OK for your boss to ask you for payment instead of giving you a weekly salary? Your salary rewards your hard work. Apply that scenario to your goal of a healthy body. Why punish your body with unhealthy junk food after you’ve worked so hard to eat healthfully and exercise?
There are plenty of delicious foods you can eat and enjoy while you continue to lose weight.
5. “I’m already overweight.”
Ok, maybe that’s true and maybe it seems overwhelming to you. But the truth for every human being is this: We all have to start where we are at this present moment in time. No matter what change we want to see in our life, we have to start where we are at THIS moment in time.
Being overweight doesn’t mean you always have to be! It isn’t a matter of whether or not you’re overweight but what you plan to do about it. Keep motivated, and surround yourself with positive role models that will support you.
6. “It’s only 20% fat.”
I’m on a ketogenic diet which is high in fats and low in carbohydrates.
When I go shopping I prefer to look for a much higher or full fat option.
Many low fat options contain a lot of sugar or additives to make up for the taste that is lost when fat is omitted. Check the full ingredients and avoid unhealthy additives. The higher fat option may turn out to be much healthier. Become a label reader!
7. “I’m overweight because it’s genetic.”
As Cher famously said to Nick Cage in “Monnstruck”, “SNAP OUT OF IT!”
Genetics may play a small part in your health and body but it doesn’t mean you don’t have the power to change it. Families can be obese through the generations not by genetics, but by passing down the same eating habits. Most people tend to eat the same diet that their parents did. So…..what might happen if YOU choose a new way of eating? How could you change your body? What diseases might you avoid? Hmmmm, something to think about.
8. “I’m going to live to eat because life’s too short.”
Yes you’re right. If you’re not eating healthy then life could certainly be short!
I have adopted an ‘Eat to Live’ philosophy and I can attest to the positive changes I’ve seen in the appearance of my body, the quality of my life and the reversal of a pre-diabetic condition.
The other day, I ran up 4 flights of stairs because I forgot my keys. I just ran. I didn’t think about it, I just ran. It was a few minutes later when I realised what my body had just allowed me to do. I couldn’t have done that a year ago. I’m not just thinner. I’m stronger. I’m happier. I am almost 60 years old and my joints don’t ache. I don’t have headaches. I have energy. Don’t you deserve that too?
The Top 8 Excuses for Not Eating Healthy – Summary
I’ve been through this so I know it is challenging. I’ve come out of the other side and I’m here to tell you that YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!
If you are serious about losing weight then stop using these excuses. Decide you want to change and take a simple step to start. Change your mindset and set your course toward a successful weight loss program. Pay attention to what you eat and drink.
Remember, just because you don’t see the results after a day or even a week, don’t give up! We’re never too old to change!