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Should you try the 75 Hard?

Have you been seeing different diets and challenges all over your social media? We have too! Many of them may have great concepts or look appealing but ask yourself if they are also sustainable. Once you complete the challenge or diet, you are most likely going to go back to what you were doing before you started. You may see results right after the challenge, but if you cannot continue the challenge/diet in the long run, you may lose all your progress.

One popular challenge we have been seeing all over the internet is the 75 Hard.

First, let’s go over what the 75 Hard even is. The 75 Hard is a fitness challenge that also works

on your mental toughness. For 75 days, you must follow a diet, complete two 45-minute

workouts, take a progress photo, drink 1 gallon of water, and read 10 pages of a book daily. You can choose a diet of your choice, but other requirements include one of the workouts must be outside, and you may not listen to audiobooks. If you miss any of the daily goals, you must start all over again from day 1.

While this program does have encouraging and beneficial components, this may not be

sustainable for you. For example, you may not have time to complete two 45-minute workouts every day. By not having the time to complete the workout goal, you may start to feel unmotivated as you will have to start from day 1 every time you don’t complete this goal.

Another example is drinking a gallon of water daily. This is also an extreme goal to reach. You may not be able to drink that much water and you may not even need that much water to stay hydrated.

Finally, depending on the diet one chooses, you may not stick to the diet as it is most likely not sustainable either. This again may make you start to feel unmotivated.

Staying active and hydrated while also eating healthy are all great goals, but we should be doing it in a sustainable and in a way that works for you. Instead, creating small and sustainable goals by yourself or with the help with someone like a dietitian can help create a lifestyle that you can maintain.

By Cassie Snow

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