Step 1. Make Sure You're Ready for Change

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By Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., Joyce Hendley, EatingWell Editors, The EatingWell Diet (2007)

Are you ready to lose weight?

Take a moment to assess what you’ll gain by losing weight, and the sacrifices you’ll need to make. Weigh the balance to make sure you’re ready to commit before you start.

This Pluses & Minuses checklist (click to download pdf) will help you get started.

Ready-for-Change Checklist

(+) LIST PLUSES:

What will you gain by losing?

(-) LIST MINUSES:

What will you sacrifice?

WEIGH THE BALANCE.

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