There are endless reasons why people end up eating unhealthy, as opposed to healthy. There are too many barriers in front of us to overcome, and let me tell you, that can be overwhelming in itself. Don't worry, I'm here to help. Did you know that studies have shown that something as simple as the community in which you live can play a factor in what we choose to eat, and how active we choose to be? It's true. Don't let these barriers hold you back from accomplishing a healthier lifestyle.

I'm going to talk to you about a couple of common barriers that people have with eating healthy, but most importantly I'm going to give you solutions for those barriers. Lots of people would agree that the cost of healthy foods is simply too high. Many people find it more affordable to just eat junk and call it a day.

The solution is simple. All it takes is a little planning. Decipher what your budget is for groceries and plan what to buy in advance. Make a grocery list and stick to it! Many people end up adding junk food to their shopping cart as an impulse buy. Also different stores offer different prices. Don't be afraid to shop around. Think about how you joined Onyx. You chose us because we have the best value in a gym in every one of our locations! Have the same mindset when it comes to putting nutritious foods in your body.

Another common barrier for people is time. It is a common misconception that you need to spend lots of time in the kitchen to prepare a healthy meal. The simple solution is to do your research and make a plan. If you're a member at Onyx and have a personal trainer, then you're familiar with Trainerize! Ask your personal trainer about creating you a meal plan! It's right on the app and right at your fingertips! We're here to help you overcome any obstacle standing in your way!

The last barrier I'm going to talk about is a big one, and that's adjusting your current habits. Change can be difficult for anyone. Make small measurable goals. Change one bad habit at a time. Maybe you're someone who doesn't drink enough water. Make that your goal of the week, and make the change. Once you've accomplished one goal, make another and keep moving forward. You'll learn that over time accomplishing those small achievable goals will slowly start to change your entire lifestyle. Isn't that what we've all after?

My last tip for you is to know who your support system is. Find friends and family members that are happy to cheer you on. The staff at Onyx Health Club is here for you every step of the way. So in conclusion, don't be a prisoner of any of these barriers, there's help right around the corner. The first step is taking action, and that's something I know you all are ready to do.

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