Setting goals is an important tool for managing your weight. Think about why you want to lose weight, and then set your goals. Also, prepare for slip-ups.
yourself the following:
Do your goals focus primarily on behavior changes
or on achieving a certain weight?
Is your main goal to improve your
health or your appearance?
Do your goals include changes you can
live with for the rest of your life?
Are the goals you wish to
achieve your goals or someone else's?
Do you think your life will
be better (you will be happier, people will accept you more, your life will be
more exciting) if you lose weight?
Do you think that if you could
just lose your extra weight, you would then be able to keep it
Is your appearance more important to you than your
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