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Trouble Losing Weight

By Dietitian, Lyndel Costain BSc RD

If you're having trouble losing weight, ask yourself these 'how are you feeling about losing weight' questions.

Be totally honest with yourself, write your thoughts and feelings down. Have a long, hard think. It will be time well spent as it can make all the difference to your weight loss success.

How are You Feeling About Losing Weight?

  • Hopeful... (maybe this time)?
  • Daunted... (can I really keep this up)?
  • Enthusiastic... (I'm enjoying this and feeling great)?
  • Deprived... (I can't stand not eating what I want)?
  • Excited... (I can't wait to go shopping)?
  • Fearful... (what if I try and it doesn't work)?
  • Positive... (I'm doing well, I'm going to look great on holiday)?
  • Doomed... (I always do ok for the first few weeks then it all starts to fall apart)?
  • Something else... ?

Simply exploring these questions will help you identify and understand your trouble losing weight, anticipate problems and identify solutions. Here's how to use three key strategies that will help you take control.

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