Preparation definition

The third of 5 stages to permanent weight loss.

In this stage, you are planning to change your behavior or habits in the next 30 days and are getting ready for that change. For example, you may be planning to join a gym in the next 30 days and are currently calling around for prices and shopping for exercise clothes.

Related terms: action, behavior modification, contemplation, maintenance, precontemplation

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