Behaviors That Will Kill Your Health Goals

It's just human to set yourself an impossible goal to achieve in a certain time frame; it just feels good when you finally achieve it. The only problem with setting a goal that seems like a dream is that it can kill your progress in the long run. 

People don’t just set unattainable short-term goals, but they tend to announce it as well, making the results hurt even more when the goals haven’t been reached. 

Here are some rather common health mistakes: 

Starting Difficult 

Okay, you cannot control how your body changes, you can try, but your body will change at its own pace. So if you decide to tell everyone you’re going to be rocking a killer six-pack in three months, you’re only going to let yourself down. Baby steps are the key; you want to lose some weight, then you want to bring down your fat percentage, you get the picture, right? 

Mindset: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

When you set yourself a health goal, it can be really hard to follow it through because of old habits. For example, you normally head to the fridge to get something sweet, but you want to cut out sugar from your diet. Try sticking a note on the fridge rather than opening the fridge and getting disappointed when there isn’t anything in there to munch on. 

Believing Everything You Read

Okay, if you really want to get to your goal, misinformation is going to hold you right back. You need to be looking for legit information, don’t believe in fad diets or exercises. Health goals don’t happen overnight they take months and sometimes years. 

Not Being Flexible 

You believe the only way to achieve your goals is to be strict with everything you do, so that means that you have to eat low-fat everything. You need to listen to your body; it will tell you what it needs when it needs it.

Getting Obsessive Over Your Goals 

You’ve set impossible goals, and you want to reach them. Things aren’t changing fast enough, and now you’re getting obsessive and getting depressed, which is only going to make you fall off the wagon. 

Our advice is to set short-term goals, cut things out of your diet slowly, and take weekly pictures to monitor your development and progress. Don’t put too much stress on yourself trying to do everything all at once. 


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