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Before beginning a weight loss program, it is important to identify some barriers that can prevent you from staying active and eating fewer calories. This will assist you in planning ahead about how you can overcome these barriers so that you can maintain a healthy weight and overall lifestyle.
Five Steps to Solving a Problem Include:
- Describe the problem in detail – Find the behavior chain and try to see the steps (links) in the chain.
- Brainstorm your options.
- Pick an option to try.
- Make a positive action plan.
- Try it and see how it goes.
Below is a table summarizing examples of problems and solutions:
|Describe the Problem in Detail||Brainstorm Your Options|
|I don’t have time for physical activity||
|I don’t have time to prepare healthy meals||
|There is a lot of stress in my life at this time||
|It’s not safe to walk in my neighborhood||
|I don’t have a good support system||