Readiness for Weight Loss

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Why is readiness important for weight loss?

Readiness for Weight Loss

How motivated are you for weight loss? Are you truly ready to make a permanent lifestyle change? Readiness is an extremely important consideration before initiating a weight loss attempt. Your chances of success are greatly reduced if you are only mildly interested in losing weight.

As you think about readiness, remember that it is actually easier to lose weight than it is to keep it off. You should be in this for the long term. Carefully examine the sacrifices you will have to make to succeed. Ask yourself if you are ready to devote the time and energy required over the weeks, months and years to come.

Other readiness factors that should be considered are your attitude towards physical activity and your current support system. It is important that you are willing to not only change your eating habits, but also become more active. Having a support network to provide the healthy environment for weight loss will be beneficial. Ultimately it is up to you. If you are highly motivated to make a permanent lifestyle change, then your chances of success are good.



12/29/2008 7:57:01 PM
Andy said:

You are right on with your comments. I've tried weight loss in the past but was 'truely' not ready to change my habits. It wasn't until I finished school and settled down that I lost the weight. I still have some to go but now its manageable.


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