Precontemplation definition

The first of 5 stages to permanent weight loss.

In this stage, you have no desire to change your current behavior. You may not think there’s a need to change, or you may have tried to change so many times in the past, you have given up.

In this stage, it is common to defend your behavior when others bring it up.

Related terms: action, contemplation, maintenance, preparation

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