Healthy Habits Suck by Dayna Lee-Baggley

Healthy Habits Suck

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...

Details Healthy Habits Suck

TitleHealthy Habits Suck
Release DateJul 1st, 2019
PublisherNew Harbinger Publications
GenreNonfiction, Health, Self Help

Reviews Healthy Habits Suck

  • 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 "values" before making a change could be a great way to decide if they are even needed.I especially liked the 90% idea (make sure you can commit to the new thing 90% of the time before integrating it). The problem I had with the book is that the writing ...
  • 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 written with equal parts humor and expertise. She veers away from preachy, dogmatic and the overenthusiastic overpromising adapted by so many authors in the genre. It’s solid advice based on the Adaption of Choice Model to help you adopt healthier habi...
  • 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 instincts to rest, avoid pain, seek pleasure, and live in the now. To override those instincts, you must find more pros or reduce the cons of a healthy behavior like exercising. You may never experience a runner’s high but the bragging rights of ru...
  • 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 wouldn’t be the typical self-help book, and thankfully the cover did not lie! The author infuses humor and real world examples to teach the reader that, yes, healthy habits DO suck, but there’s a reason we follow through with them anyways. Apple ...
  • 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 greens, avoiding fast food) can be difficult to implement, because they are difficult or even counterintuitive. We’d rather stay in and eat a donut / a hamburger with fries, right? And this approach kind of makes sense and makes one’s failure’s a...
  • 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 there, and goals are forgotten once achieved. It discusses all of the contributing factors that influence your weight, and how much you can actually control. I found it to be very helpful. I have been on weight loss programs of some sort off and on fo...
  • 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 had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
  • 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 difficult it is to live healthy.Instead I got a well researched book on why maintaining healthy behaviours is so difficult and what I can do to make behaviours stick. The author used principles of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to suggest ways to ...
  • 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 "I want to lose weight to feel better". What is the why? What will you do once you feel better? Using the SMART strategy to reach those values. Using behavior assessments along the way. These are some of the strategies that I was able to take away f...
  • 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 not typically gravitate towards those healthy standpoints back to a evolutionary basis. The book didn't really hold new information for me but I thought it was very informative and interesting.
  • Jeff
    Strong Start, Falters About Halfway In, Never Really Recovers. This book had an intriguing premise - it was going to explain the scientific reasons for why you don't want to be healthy and help you overcome them. And it had some excellent points in the beginning regarding human evolution, even as it glossed over any actual science or citations. But around halfway in it begins using a particular metaphor that effectively says "you're not to blame"...
  • Heather Bennett
    Healthy Habits Suck offers humor, real advice, and tells you that the change is up to you. Good writing and no earth shattering new things.
  • Diah R
    (I received a digital ARC via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)Healthy Habits Suck didn't offer, as the writer stated, a magical exercise or meal plan to lose weight (because let's face it, most would take up the book to lose some weight). It dwelled much on what value do you want. Why did you want to do xyz instead of abc? By digging deeper, she believed that we would obtain a push power that keeps us going.This book didn't sugar...
  • Alison
    Easy to read, some good smiling opportunities and written in a language that you can understand (modern nontechnical). LB writes in a conversational but piratical style, with some good advice, both medical and psychological but not in total technical jargon terms that are above the average person's head. Really good for both health professionals and those just wishing to get healthy, with simple and easy strategies but not so much as 'don't eat' ...
  • Cristie Underwood
    This book is exactly what it says it is, a guide for being healthy when you aren't motivated to work out or eat healthy. The author explains why we crave certain foods and gave some tips that did work for me.