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Want to Lose Weight

By Dietitian, Lyndel Costain BSc RD

You want to lose weight, but are you ready? This quiz is a sort of reality check for your mindset. Take a few moments to find out your score, then use these strategies to beat problems losing weight.

Answer TRUE or FALSE to the following statements:

1. My goal is to lose a lot of weight. Only then will I be happy with my weight.

True
False

 

2. I accept the wisdom that it's best to lose weight gradually.

True
False

 

3. I have spent time thinking about my current lifestyle, for example, my eating habits and how active I am.

True
False

 

4. I now realise that to be successful I need permanent, not temporary, changes to they way I think, eat and how physically active I am.

True
False

 

5. I want to lose weight because it is important to me, not for somebody else.

True
False

 

6. Losing weight will help me to deal with other problems in my life.

True
False

 

7. I am prepared to be more active on a regular basis.

True
False

 

8. I can only lose weight successfully if I don’t break my diet.

True
False

 

9. I realise that to lose weight and keep it off means that I will need to invest time learning more about food and ways to be more active, and planning ahead each week.

True
False

 

10. My main motivation for losing weight is because I loathe how I look.

True
False

 

Click the button for your score:

 

   

Any score over 7 indicates that you have a positive and realistic mindset towards weight control, and are more likely to succeed long-term. In other words, your head is fairly straight.

 

If you scored less than 4, its probably not a good time to start until you’ve had a rethink. Your answers also reflect potential stumbling blocks to achieving your goals.

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