It can be hard to get to
and stay at a healthy weight. It takes healthy eating and regular exercise.
These can be hard changes to make. But you can help yourself succeed just by
thinking that you can succeed. If you tell yourself negative things—"I can't do
this. Why bother?"—change will be harder. But if you encourage yourself with
thoughts like "I can do this," you can raise your chance of success.
With time and practice, you can change what you say to yourself. You can
learn to think in a healthy way even when you make a mistake.
- Negative thoughts can make it harder to reach
and stay at a healthy weight.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT,
is a type of therapy that can help you replace negative thoughts with accurate, realistic
- Changing your thinking will take some time. You need to
practice healthy thinking every day. After a while, it will come
What is healthy thinking?
Why is healthy thinking important to reaching a healthy weight?
How can you use healthy thinking to reach a healthy weight?
Where to go from here