Healthy Eating: Overcoming Barriers to Change
Replacing a bad habit with a good habit takes time and patience. It requires several steps, from setting your goals to getting support. One of the important steps is figuring out what your barriers are.
What has stopped you from changing your eating habits in the past? What do you think might stop you in the future? Identifying these barriers now—and having a plan to help you get past them—will help you change bad habits into good habits.
- A barrier is anything that causes you to slip up in your goal to make lifestyle changes, such as changing your eating habits.
- Figuring out what those barriers are and how you can get around them can help you reach your healthy eating goals.
- When you hit a barrier, get support—from your family, friends, or doctor.
- Slip-ups are normal. Expect them, and have a plan for how to get back on track.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 4, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator