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    Emma Stirling APD – Weight Watchers Nutrition Advisor

    One of the biggest weight loss pitfalls is not being ready and prepared for a successful journey.

    Making changes in behaviour is key to sustained weight loss, but changing behaviour is neither simple nor easy. Rather, human behaviour is a complex series of interrelated events. Understanding the ins and outs of behaviour change is an intense area of psychological research. Gaining knowledge about why and how people are able to make lasting behaviour changes can help you make positive lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off.

    The Stages of Change (also called the transtheoretical model of behaviour change) was developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente in the mid-1980s. The model is based on a finding that people go through six stages of change on their way to making a sustained health-related behaviour change. Read more about these stages of change on the Weight Watchers Science Centre.

    As well as asking “am I ready”? It’s important that you recognise the need for support and guidance and not simply go it alone. A supportive environment is paramount to success.

    If you want to learn more about the scientifically backed approach at Weight Watchers and the support on offer to improve your health and weight loss journey visit:

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