Motivational Blocks: Why is it so HARD to make changes in my diet?

Motivation to eat better

As a raw food health coach, I encounter countless individuals grappling with embracing healthier eating habits.

Even if they are in some level of pain around it, ie. struggling with an illness, weight gain, emotional eating or other, they still cannot seem to find the motivation to make changes.

That’s why I want to share with you the what’s going on behind the scenes with motivation blocks.

There are many psychological factors at play that makes many struggle to muster the motivation for diet changes.

Let’s Explore Motivation Blocks: Why is it so HARD to make changes in my diet?

1. Comfort Zones vs. Change

Our brains naturally seek comfort and familiarity, making it challenging to break free from long-established dietary routines. Fear of the unknown, coupled with the effort required for change, creates a mental barrier that hinders motivation.

2. Instant Gratification

Modern society’s emphasis on immediate rewards conflicts with the delayed benefits of a healthier diet. The allure of indulgent, easily accessible treats outweighs the long-term advantages of learning how to shop for optimal nutrition and how to prepare our own food, undermining motivation.

3. Emotional Eating

Emotional eating often serves as a coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, or sadness. People find solace in comfort foods, making it hard to separate emotional triggers from dietary choices.

4. Past Failures and Self-Doubt

Previous unsuccessful attempts at diet changes breed self-doubt and a belief that they lack willpower to succeed. This negative mindset dampens motivation and perpetuates the cycle of unhealthy eating.

5. Social and Cultural Influences

Society’s prevailing norms and cultural customs heavily impact dietary choices. Pressure to conform to established eating patterns can erode the motivation to embark on a different path.

In fact if you look at the majority of these issues you would think that the ‘system’ has most of us set up to fail or make it REALLY hard to find the determination to make change.

That’s why getting really clear on your WHY is important.

Don’t leave it too late like I did, when I was in so much pain with a systemic illness, it forced me to look at my diet and make changes.

Being really sick for years is no joke and something you can avoid by starting to make subtle changes to you diet now, and use my tips, recipes, and programs to help you take the next step.

If you’re curious as to why humans need to experience some level of emotional and physical discomfort to get the motivation to make changes in their diet check out my blog article HERE.

Ready to take the first step?

Try my 7 Day Raw Food Plan. Easy recipes, meal plan, shopping list and just a week of eating high raw vegan gives you that inner strength and confidence you need to keep growing your motivation muscle.


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