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Barriers To Healthy Eating

by | Sep 15, 2020 | Health Tips

There are many things that can stand in your way when it comes to wanting to improve your eating habits. Eating healthy is all about being conscious of what you are allowing into your body. You don’t want to fill yourself full of sugar, processed foods, and things that don’t have nutritional value to you. 

Although there can be a lot of things that stand in the way of you being able to do that. Dr. Peter Hinz in Franklin, TN is a very health-conscious person and understands some of the problems people are facing when trying to eat healthily. 

Reasons People Don’t Eat Healthily

The idea of eating healthy has such a broad meaning. What one person believes to be healthy another may not. There are a ton of diet brands out there that people follow and it can become confusing to people in figuring out which one is right. Ones like keto, low carb, paleo, vegan, whole30, and so many more. All having their valid reasons as to why they are the right one to choose.

What works for some, may not work for the other. People will try eating healthy and think that it is too time-consuming and hard to follow, or the whole family isn’t on board. These are all barriers that stand in people’s way when they are trying to make the switch. Listed below are some very common reasons people are hesitant to change their eating habits to be healthier. 

Cost of Healthy Foods

If you talk to people who eat healthily, you will find that it does cost a little bit more sometimes to pick out the healthier style of foods. It can be hard to afford those changes when you are trying to eat healthier and better yourself. For whatever reasons, unhealthy processed foods are substantially cheaper to buy then the healthier ones. 

Planning your meals and grocery lists can help you to not overspend. It is for your health and well being to make healthier choices. Watch your local newspaper or grocery store for coupons and sales. Apply those sales and coupons to your meal plan. The key to eating healthier and affording it, is being more mindful of your meals for the week and sticking to a list. 

Time

In today’s world, everyone is so busy going from one thing to the next. Cooking a homemade healthy meal takes time and preparation. The time that a lot of people can’t find. When you are running from errands, to work, to school to pick up kids, to ball practices, and different things when are you supposed to cook? That is when the drive-thru becomes easier. 

When it comes to eating healthy, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to plan ahead. When you plan, you can have an idea of what you are going to eat each day of the week. Pick a day that you prepare all the foods that you are having, that way you have it accessible and it will take less time to make. Snacks especially, having something already ready for you to just grab out of the fridge is ideal!

Overwhelming

Have you been trying to eat healthier, but can’t decide on what is actually considered healthy eating? There are so many fad diets out and products marketed to be healthy. Then you read ingredients and reviews on the products and you aren’t sure anymore. 

Talk to your doctor or another respected individual who can give your true and honest advice. Dr. Hinz in Franklin, TN lives a healthy and active lifestyle and could give you some advice on things to try. Watching your sugar intake, salt, and unhealthy fats will help tremendously. Eating a more whole foods diet and less processed products. 

Picky Eaters

A lot of people believe that they won’t like the way healthier food options taste. They may be a very picky eater or just have a lot of food aversions. Eating healthy for some people means eating food that doesn’t taste good.

Just because you are choosing to live a healthier more nutritious lifestyle, doesn’t mean that you have to eat yucky food. When you are making the choice to eat healthier as a family, it can be challenging sometimes for everyone to be excited about every meal. It takes time and consistency to make the change stick. 

Lack of Motivation

When you are the only one in your home who is choosing to change their eating habits, it can be challenging. When you don’t have motivation from those surrounding you, it is easy to fall back into old ways. It is never any fun to make the rest of your family one meal and you a separate meal. 

People burn out faster and give up when they are in this situation. Finding someone who can help give you the motivation and support you need can help you to power through. 

What Eating Healthier Can Do For You

There are many benefits to eating healthier, you will most likely just feel better overall. A lot of times you won’t even understand what that means until you do it. You don’t usually know you can feel better than you do until you make those healthier choices. Dr. Hinz in Franklin, TN is a big advocate for eating healthy and staying active to better your health. 

If you are facing different ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, or others eating a healthy balanced diet can help you to control these things. The quality of sleep that you get will be better and the mood that you have can improve. It is definitely a process to train your body to not crave those sweet snacks, but once you adjust you won’t want to turn back.

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