Why is it so damn hard to eat healthy? I decided to ask other Mamas the same question. I got hundreds of responses and remarkably, many of them had the same 8 reasons!
Here’s a chart of my results:
Time!! Followed by cost and energy are the 3 most popular reasons most Mommas have found it hard to live a healthy lifestyle. I can empathize with all 3! How can we possibly find time to meal, plan, go to the gym, grocery shop and so on with little needy monkeys hanging from our limbs? It can seem like an impossible feat! There are answers and there are ways of making a healthy lifestyle a little bit easier to attain. I’ll address each of these very important roadblocks and some actionable solutions in future posts. BUT don't you think it is remarkable that, even in todays' society, we don’t have actual solutions to many of these problems!! How can that be? How can a society, that is in constant conflict about health care, take the preventative measures necessary to keep its citizens healthy? Benjamin Franklin said that, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure”…Charlie Munger re-wrote the quote to say, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a TON of Cure”. The smartest people in the world agree that prevention is the best medicine. So what are we doing about it? How do we make healthy living more desirable, attainable and available to everyone (even those without access to this website)? I look forward to exploring this and many other do-able, real life solutions with you in posts to come.
Finally, I want to put it to you, dear readers: What do you find is the biggest challenge in leading a healthier life? Do you agree with the chart above or are their other challenges that need addressing? One Client told me that her biggest challenge was Cheese…for another it was, and I quote, “This Ben and Jerry's in my hand”. I’d love to hear from you! Comment below or shoot me an anonymous email.