As with many things in life, we go through change in stages. Weight loss is no different.
Successful weight loss is about changing your lifestyle. That’s just another way of saying you need to change your behaviors.
The stages of behavior change have been studied in depth. Below is my take on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (I know, fancy wording), and how it corresponds to successful weight loss. What stage are you in?
In the first of 5 stages of weight loss, people have no intention of changing their lifestyle. They either don’t think there’s a problem, or they’re happy just the way things are.
In this stage, people rationalize their lack of action. They may think to themselves “losing weight is too much work” or “life is good just the way it is” or “I don’t need to lose weight to be happy“.
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