Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life… Even If You Don’t Want To

Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life… Even If You Don’t Want To

Salad instead of steak? Working out? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are THE WORST.

If you’re someone who gets up every morning and can’t wait for your run, considers eating sweet potatoes a splurge, and sets aside thirty minutes before work to meditate—this book isn’t for you. If you’re someone who thinks about getting up to go for a run but goes back to sleep, regrets last night’s dinner of fast food, and can barely get to work on time—let alone meditate—then this book will help you find the motivation you’ve been looking for to live your healthiest life, even when you don’t want to.

With this funny, in-your-face guide, you won’t find advice on how to “enjoy” exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing. Using these skills—based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuroscience—you’ll learn to find the motivation you’re really craving to adopt healthy habits, even if they do suck. You’ll also discover how to accept self-criticism, develop self-compassion, and live a more meaningful life.

This book not only acknowledges that many healthy habits suck, it uses science to explain why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise). At the end, you’ll feel validated in feeling like these things are the absolute worst. But you’ll also find the motivation to do them anyway.

Title:Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life… Even If You Don’t Want To
ISBN:9781684033317
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    Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life… Even If You Don’t Want To Reviews

  • MissBecka

    There is some decent information in here on how to change your lifestyle slowly and permanently.How she broke down changes into "values" and forced you to dig deeper into the reasons behind these "val...

  • Shelly

    When non-fiction authors hit the trifecta of being educational, entertaining and engaging I am a very happy reader. Dana Lee-Baggley accomplishes exactly that in this book. Healthy Habits Suck is writ...

  • Diane Hernandez

    “The majority of North Americans eat too much processed food, don’t sleep enough, drink too much, and are overweight.” Why? Because Healthy Habits Suck!Healthy behavior goes against our caveman ...

  • Jeeves

    I’m not normally one to read self-help books, but when I saw the cover of Healthy Habits Suck, I couldn’t resist checking it out. The cover showed me that the book would be filled with humor, and ...

  • Girl

    I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!The premise of the book is shown in the title: healthy habits (such as running, eating gr...

  • Jen

    This book came out the gate strong. Making a lot of connections to how we are as evolved humans and how we treat resting and conserving energy to our caveman roots. Clarify your values. Don't just say...

  • Michelle Noble

    I volunteered to give my honest review in exchange for a free copy of the book pre-publication. This book is refreshing in that it isn't goal oriented. It's value oriented, because values are always t...

  • Kayo

    I'm sorry but this book was just a blah blah blah blah...with nothing to say. Wouldn't recommend .Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read. While I got the book for free, it ha...

  • Priya

    Wow. What a phenomenal book.I picked up this book solely because of the cover. Based on the cover and the title, I was expecting a book which will use strong language and rant with me about how diffic...

  • Kate

    I actually do enjoy having a healthy lifestyle but also love to read about various topics and people from a psychological and biological standpoint. I liked how this book did relate our tendency to no...