Weight Loss Barriers: You aren’t alone!

Updated: Sep 26, 2021

“If you've experienced barriers to weight loss, you're not alone. Everyone experiences challenges that are specific to their individual weight loss journey. Your life circumstances, stress, finances, time, genetics, and body image can all become barriers to healthy weight loss, but that doesn't mean you can't work towards overcoming them. Most people can expect to encounter roadblocks when trying to reach their weight loss goals. Those who are successful at losing weight and keeping it off are the ones who learn to break through their weight loss barriers as they arise. Here, we identify some common barriers and practical tips for conquering them.”

Types of Weight Loss Barriers:

  • Physical: fatigue, discomfort, medical issues; seek medical advice.

  • Environmental: lack of support; surround your self with positive community.

  • Emotional: skepticism, negative association with exercise, stress, lack of motivation; enlist the help of a qualified professional.

(Frey, 2020)

Your road to wellness can be a wonderfully, satisfying journey, especially with the right support. The process may be challenging, but you are definitely worth it! Make every single day a positive accomplishment towards your goal.

"Remember, maintaining a healthy weight is a marathon, not a sprint. In the same way that one day of healthy eating won't undo a month of less healthy choices, the reverse is also true. Take advantage of opportunities in your day to day life to make nutritious choices. Balancing your lifestyle with regular physical activity and stress management techniques can go a long way in feeling your best at any weight.” (Frey, 2020)

Frey, Malia. n.d. “Weight Loss Barriers Could Be Holding You Back From Results.” Verywell Fit. Accessed January 28, 2020. https://www.verywellfit.com/overcome-3-common-weight-loss-barriers-3495954.

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