In order to manage your weight you need to think about changing the behaviours which have caused you to gain weight.
On a typical slimming plan, you are asked to change a number of different aspects of your eating all at once, for example eating different types of food and eating less of them.
For many people, each one of these changes it difficult enough. They feel overwhelmed by the number of changes they have to make and will often give up before they start.
Setting goals around behaviour change
Setting yourself small achievable goals means that you are more likely to succeed. We talk about SMART goals, this means
S for Specific
M for Measurable
A for Achievable
R for Relevant
T for Time specific
Example of SMART goal:
To eat a total of five portions of fruit and vegetable every day
Specific steps to reach goal:
Click here to find out about some of the factors that affect food choice.