You will transition back and forth between 5 stages on your journey to permanent weight loss.
Stage 1 is known as precontemplation. You have no desire to make changes to your nutrition and exercise habits.
Stage 2 is known as contemplation. You want to make changes to your nutrition and exercise habits, but something is holding you back.
Stage 3 is known as preparation. You’re planning to make changes to your nutrition and/or exercise habits in the next 30 days.
Stage 4 is known as action. You’re actively changing your habits and losing weight.
Stage 5 is known as maintenance. You’ve been consistently making changes and maintaining those changes for at least 6 months.
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FitnessforWeightLoss.com was created by Stephanie Averkamp, a recognized health and fitness professional and sole-author of the content on this website. Stephanie's approach to weight loss emphasizes making small, realistic, and permanent lifestyle changes. Read more...
Our Approach: Short-term solutions (like dieting) are unrealistic and ineffective because at some point they end. As soon as a diet or program ends, so do the results. Permanent weight loss is a journey; it's not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Read more...