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Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

With life, comes unpredictability, and with unpredictability, comes barriers. Through our guidance, you’ll learn how to quickly jump these hurdles and move forward, carefree.
You’ll notice obstacles arising throughout your journey that can distract and pull you away from your goals. You can expect and anticipate these, and by doing so, you’ll soon shift your perspective so that these barriers are no longer roadblocks that require lengthy and complicated detours. Instead, think of these barriers as hurdles that we can learn to swiftly and skillfully avoid, without obstructing your journey. Maybe you’re a social eater, and you’re headed to a friend’s birthday party. Maybe you have a vacation coming up, and you know the buffet’s temptation will be too great. Or, maybe you eat habitually, and your obstacle is learning to break that habit. Regardless of what your barriers are, learning how to identify them is the first step in navigating around them.

These hurdles can be mental blocks, emotional situations, social events, the list goes on. To take the approach in identifying these things, think about situations that you know would bring about stress and would possibly hinder you from sticking to your typical schedule. It’s not unusual to find and experience multiple hurdles within this journey, but they don’t need to prevent your success.

Regardless of the specific problem, the tips and suggestions for jumping these hurdles are able to address multiple situations. These are also healthy and helpful lifelong strategies that can benefit you past your Zoe60 journey. Consider giving any, or all of these a try!

Feeling Snackish? – physical hunger rooted cravings may be one of the easiest obstacles to help yourself out with. For starters, try (specific amount of) apple cider vinegar. This is a natural appetite suppressant and will help immensely in subsiding your cravings. If you find that worked at first but are still hungry, allow yourself a shake! This is our craving crusher, and you don’t need to worry about one shake stalling your weight loss.

Social events – try planning meals around it, eating beforehand, and setting boundaries for yourself. Acknowledge your cravings, and try to understand them before you ignore and push them off. Trying to completely ignore your cravings leaves them looming over you and can lead to them seeming much more powerful and overwhelming than they need to be.

Vacations – speak with your coach, and your support system. Having an accountability partner to support you during your vacation might help you to stick to your routine.

Eating emotionally – assess where your hunger is coming from. Is it coming from stress, sadness, boredom, or any other emotion? Take 20 minutes and wait to see if your craving will pass, perhaps confide in your coach or accountability partner, or try distracting yourself with something new or entertaining!

Going to the buffet – head to the fruits and vegetables first and fill the plate mainly there! Next, move to your proteins, followed by seasonings, and leaving any additional sides to come last. This allows less room for these on your plate, and your stomach! pay attention to when your body is satisfied and full, not stuffed.

We are eager to let you know that your wellness coach along your journey is prepared and ready to help you through every step of your transformation. Your 15, 30, and 45 day follow ups with your coach are great opportunities for us to ask questions, and for you to bring up any concerns you have. However, your success is our happiness. By contacting your coach along your journey aside from the follow ups, we will be able to get ahead of any potential barrier and work with you through it!

Ready to make this your year of transformation? ZOE Wellness Center offers the ultimate accountability partner – a one-on-one coach committed to guiding you towards your weight loss goals. Take the first step and call us today!

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Sydney Davis

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