Kathleen Trotter teaches us how to make healthy habits more convenient and easier to follow

117- How to Make Healthy Habits Convenient with Kathleen Trotter

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

July 9, 2020

How long do you think it takes to create a habit? Originally it was thought that it only took 21 days, but if you have ever been on a diet before, you'll know that is not true.

Actually in fact right now the theory is that it can take 66-365 days to create a habit. It is tough to determine because there are a lot of factors that go into breaking old habits.

For instance, if you have been writing with your right hand for 50 years, it will take much longer than 21 days to make your left hand comfortable with writing.

So when it comes to creating healthy habits, what can we do to make the habits more convenient so that you can be more successful?

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What are the differences between healthy habits and unhealthy habits
  • How to take something you want to change, and break it down into actionable steps
  • Ways to make the healthy habits more convenient
  • How to not feel deprived in life, yet still improving your health


  • [2:45] What got Kathleen into fitness and health
  • [5:00] Kathleen wasn't always fit and it took her mom pushing her for her to be interested in health
  • [6:15] You have to make the choice of improving your health, someone else can't make that choice for you
  • [7:30] How can you make health choices a "non-negotiable"
  • [10:30] At one point can a healthy habit become an unhealthy habit
  • [14:15] Are there common health habits people struggle with the most
  • [17:30] How do you determine which habit you want to work on, and then how can you break it down into actionable steps
  • [21:15] For people who are really social and love to hang with friends, how can they make the bad habits inconvenient
  • [25:30] If you make unhealthy decisions, take note of how you feel afterwards and see if it is something you want to change
  • [27:30] When you make healthy choices and then you go back to the habits you used to have, you'll get a good idea of how bad you felt before
  • [29:00] How do you handle friends or family who question your choices
  • [31:45] Should you have to explain the reasons behind your decisions to affirm to others it isn't because of them
  • [34:00] What are some final thoughts on making healthy habits more convenient

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Kathleen Trotter

Website: kathleentrotter.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Youtube

Kathleen Trotter teaches how to make healthy habits more convenient

Kathleen Trotter teaches how to make healthy habits more convenient

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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