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Why do some people fear trying to lose weight?

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Fears come in all reasons and rationales, like:

Noticing a fear is the first step to overcoming it.

  • You think other people will be jealous if you lose weight, and they may stop hanging out with you.
  • You believe that people will notice you more if you take action, and you're not confident you'll know how to respond.

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, policy analyst, Beach Cities Health District, Hermosa Beach, CA; spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Center for Health and Nutrition: "Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss."

Weight Watchers: "How to Make Exercise a Habit."

Canadian Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Dialogue. Give Yourself a Good Talking-To."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources: "About Automatic Thoughts," "Thought Record Sheet."

Tap Into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): "EFT Procrastination and Self Sabotage Help."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, policy analyst, Beach Cities Health District, Hermosa Beach, CA; spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Center for Health and Nutrition: "Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss."

Weight Watchers: "How to Make Exercise a Habit."

Canadian Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Dialogue. Give Yourself a Good Talking-To."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources: "About Automatic Thoughts," "Thought Record Sheet."

Tap Into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): "EFT Procrastination and Self Sabotage Help."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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