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
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
- 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
- Slip-ups are normal. Expect them, and have a plan for how
to get back on track.
How do you overcome barriers to healthy eating?