What Are Your Hidden Eating and Exercise TRAPs?

When we try to make a change in our eating or exercise plans but can’t stick with it, many of us blame ourselves for failing, being lazy, or just lacking self-control. Time and again, we start out with enthusiasm, only to stop in frustration or exhaustion. But it’s really important that you understand this is not your fault! 

Much of what we’ve been taught about creating change in eating and exercise is simplistic, outdated, and for many of us, misguided. (And some of it is just plain wrong.) 

Take this short quiz to discover what’s really been getting in your way so you can get beyond it once and for all. 

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When it comes to resisting temptations, I have no willpower.

I start out really motivated with my eating and exercise plans, but that determination and excitement quickly fades away.

Even when I really want to start exercising more regularly, I always find excuses not to do it.

I often feel resentment toward my healthy eating and exercise plans, even when I’m the one who made them.

If I feel pressured to eat a certain way or do a certain exercise, I rebel and don’t do it.

I often feel like saying “Screw you!” to exercise or healthy eating.

I will drop my exercise plans without much thought when someone needs my help, even if it’s not urgent.

When I’m in a social or celebratory situation, I feel uncomfortable sticking with my own eating plans because I don’t want to ruin the happy mood.

I make plans to exercise or to prepare a healthy meal for myself, but when the time comes it often seems more important to do things for other people or do work instead.

If I can’t follow my eating or exercise plan to the letter, I don’t do any of it.

My philosophy is “Do it right, or don’t do it at all.”

When I can’t follow through on the exercise or eating plan I made, I feel like a failure.