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How can I use self-talk to help me stick to my weight loss goal?

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Self-talk can help you stay on track. If you feel tempted to skip a workout or eat something you decided not to eat, simple thoughts like, “I always feel better after I walk” or “That doughnut is not part of my plan” can help keep you on track.

SOURCES:

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 2009.

Kessler, D. , Rodale Books, 2009. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Nutrition Action Health Letter: “Food Illusions: Why We Eat More Than We Think,” March 2004.

Fogg, B. Persuasive Technology Lab, Stanford University: “A Behavior Model for Persuasive Design,” 2009.

The Stanford Behavior Wizard: "GreenPath Behavior Overview;" "BluePath Behavior Overview;" and "PurplePath Behavior Overview."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 2009.

Kessler, D. , Rodale Books, 2009. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Nutrition Action Health Letter: “Food Illusions: Why We Eat More Than We Think,” March 2004.

Fogg, B. Persuasive Technology Lab, Stanford University: “A Behavior Model for Persuasive Design,” 2009.

The Stanford Behavior Wizard: "GreenPath Behavior Overview;" "BluePath Behavior Overview;" and "PurplePath Behavior Overview."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

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