Big “Buts” Sabotage Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness (Part 1 of 12)

What is Your Big “But?”It is time. From what you hear and read, you know that you should eat better and exercise more. You have seen too many people stricken with too many scary diseases, and you don’t want to be the next victim. You want to be around for your children and grandchildren.So it’s time to make some changes–now.You have a good idea what you should and shouldn’t do. You say to yourself: “I should eat more fruits and vegetables. I shouldn’t stop for that quick burger and fries. I should skip that morning coffee. I shouldn’t eat that chocolate. I should walk more. I shouldn’t eat so much meat. I should cut out the sweets and desserts. I shouldn’t drink that pop. I should go to the gym. And all those salty chips–they should be out of my life too.”You are just about to follow through with at least a few of those “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” on your list, but that big, pesky “yeah, but” keeps popping into your brain–sabotaging, once again, your good intentions. If one “yeah, but” doesn’t effectively stop you dead in your tracks, then another “yeah, but” steps up to neatly finish the job.And what’s a “yeah, but?”That’s the instant response to your “should” or “shouldn’t:” “I should eat more vegetable salads–”yeah, but why bother; I feel fine” or “yeah, but I have good genes” or “yeah, but the doctor told me I was healthy” or “yeah, but I don’t like salads, so I may as well eat what I have always eaten.”What is your big “yeah, but?” What “yeah, but” is stopping you from achieving your ideal weight and optimum level of health and fitness?The follow-up parts to this article will help you explore the big “buts” that may keep you stuck in a body less than your ideal.

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