What are you doing to build commitment to your weight loss goals?

Carolyn Classick-Kohn,MS,RD

  • I want to fit into those jeans that got too tight this year!

  • It would sure be nice to be at a healthy body weight again!

  • It would be great to have more energy and be able to keep up with my kids!

  • I want to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol levels!

These are all great wishes and they will stay wishes until you take steps to change!

So how do other people do it?
People who reach their weight loss goals turn their wishes into action by building commitment to their goals. Building commitment is a skill anyone can learn and practice - it's what makes successful people successful while the rest of us dream.

The call to action is different for everyone: for some people it's enough to step on a scale and realize that they have gained five pounds and for others it takes a heart attack before they start a serious weight loss plan. And some people will never take the steps to change their weight gain habits. Once you've decided that it's time to "do something" about your weight build on your reasons for losing. Remind yourself of the benefits. Remember what it felt like to look and feel your best - realize that it is possible to get that feeling back!

Real weight loss happens when you've reached your goal weight and you've maintained the habits that will keep your weight off, so think about changing your habits rather than going on a diet. This can be a big project that seems overwhelming so start building commitment by focusing on a few small habits that you can change right away that will lead you closer to your weight and health goals. Here are some key ways that Personal Diets helps you build commitment to your personal goals:

  • PersonalDiets allows for making small changes rather than an "all or nothing" approach.

  • It is not focused on the promise of quick weight loss, instead it gives you the tools you need to build a new way of eating that works over your lifetime.

  • It addresses your specific needs - one diet doesn't fit all people, so it needs to be flexible and adaptable within the context of eating well for good health.

  • It helps you build commitment over time by giving you weekly goals that you can focus on to make your diet more manageable.


It's easier to stay committed to your diet and exercise plan when it works and gives you results. That's why we use flexible and personal diet plans, incorporate small, weekly changes that you can really focus on, and incorporate tracking tools - essential tools that have proven most effective in helping people reach their health and diet goals.

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