Thinking about losing weight? Ask yourself a few questions first to make sure you're ready. 1. Do you have realistic expectations about how much and how quickly to lose? 2. Are you confident you can make changes in your eating habits? 3. Are you willing to exercise regularly? Honestly explore your reactions to these questions and what may be holding you back.
Check your weight-loss readiness
Last Updated: 11-15-2016
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