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Addressing Challenges and Barriers to Achieve Lifestyle Change with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

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I’m back for another installment of my Hungry for More series, and this time I’m tackling the challenges and barriers which prevent people from achieving the lifestyle changes they desire. In this episode, I cover why it is important to identify and name your challenges, and then I address the most common barrier I’ve encountered in both myself and my patients.


  • Why we all have barriers to change, and why it is important to anticipate them.
  • The barrier that everyone faces, no matter who they are.
  • How a time scarcity mindset limits your ability to prioritize yourself.
  • Why it is important to set boundaries and make yourself a priority.
  • Practical tips for addressing your lack of time and taking back your power to live in alignment with your goals.

If you haven’t listened to previous episodes in my Hungry for More series, go back and check them out to deepen your understanding of hunger:

Episode 1: The Anatomy of Hunger: How Your Body Signals Hunger

Episode 2: The Science Behind Emotional Eating

Episode 3: Why Mindset Matters

Episode 4: Self-Compassion: The Importance of Cultivating Kindness and Care Toward Yourself

Episode 5: The Five Pillars of Nourishment and Nutrition (Part One)

Episode 6: The Five Pillars of Nourishment and Nutrition (Part Two)

Episode 7: 10 Practical Tips for Weight Loss

Episode 8: Can Exercise and Weight Loss Get a Divorce: Why Movement is a Spiritual Experience

Episode 9: Journaling: A Gateway to Awareness, Self-healing, and Transformative Change

Episode 10: Hunger for Perfection: How Your Perfectionism is Undermining Your Success

Episode 11: Falling Off the Wagon

My new book Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss From The Inside Out is now available! If you’d like a hardcover, personalized, autographed copy with free shipping, use the code freeship at hungryformore.net


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