Breaking unhealthy habits a challenge for Florence's Biggest Loser contestants
As anyone who has ever tried to break unhealthy habits, or any habits for that matter, can tell you, change is hard.
You unfortunately cannot expect to wake up one morning and suddenly eat the perfect nutritional diet and complete the perfect workout. Instead, you have to commit to making a change and push yourself to say goodbye to potato chips and hello to tricep dips.
Three weeks into this year’s Florence’s Biggest Loser competition, dozens of individuals are learning just how hard that struggle can be to break their habits.
A few of them discuss what has been the hardest challenge they have faced in the competition so far. …
Jamie Bolton "The hardest thing for me since starting Florence’s Biggest Loser is changing my mindset. Pushing myself past what I think my limits are to show myself just how wrong I am. I am learning new achievements every day. I have also learned I really love working out.”
Jessica Cauthen “The hardest for me to change thus far is my senseless snacking habit. Even if I'm not hungry, I just want something to snack on. I try to keep healthy things around, but sometimes it's hard, especially at work. But I'm getting better at it. I'm a work in progress.”
Peter Nixon “Not eating out has been the hardest challenge so far, but I have not broken down yet! And I don't plan to either. …But I didn't say I won't because I'm taking it day by day!”
Amanda Strickland "I don't think there has really been anything hard for me to change for this competition, I'd say there are a few things that are hard to get used to, such as: following a strict work out routine, and not being able to eat as early as I'm used to at night due to my fitness schedule. I think most people would say the diet is the hardest part but I'm trying to stick to a healthy diet that I know I can sustain. Such as: eating fresh fruit and veggies when available, eating healthy snacks in between meals so that I'm not starving by lunch or supper, and eating some kind of protein with each meal such as grilled chicken or baked fish. I have tried to cut out sweets, junk food, and fast food and out of all those, I think cutting out the fast food is the hardest because it's so convenient. However, if I do eat fast food, I do try to weigh my options and see what would be the healthier option. With all that said, I don't think that there has been anything terribly hard for me to start or change, just things that are a little difficult to get used to."