Mark each item true or false .
Be honest ! it is important that your answers
reflect the way you really are , not how you would like to be.
1.________ I have thought a lot about my eating
habits and physical activities to pin point what I need to change.
2.________I have accepted the idea that I need to
make permanent, not temporary changes in my eating and activities to be
3._______I will only feel successful if I loose a
lot of weight
4._______I accept the idea that it’s best if I
loose weight slowly
5._______I’m thinking of loosing weight now because
I really want to, not because someone else thinks I should.
6._______I think loosing weight will solve other
things in my life.
7._______I am willing and able to increase my
regular physical activity.
8._______I can loose weight successfully if I have
9._______I am ready to commit some time and effort each week to organizing and
planning my food and activity programs.
10.______Once I loose some initial weight, I
usually lose the motivation to keep going until I reach my goal.
11.______I want to start a weight loss programme ,
even though my life is unusually stressful
right now. SCORING
THE WEIGHT LOSS READINESS QUIZ
To score the quiz ,look at your answers to items
Score “1”if you answered ”true” and “0” if you
3,6,8,10,11 score “0” if you answered true and “1” for each false answer.
To get the total score, add the scores for all
No one score indicates for sure whether you are ready
or not to start loosing weight. However, the higher your total score ,the more
characteristics you have that contribute to success.
1.) Roughly if you scored 8 or
higher you probably have good reasons for wanting to loose weight now and a good understanding of the steps needed
(a) Still to learn more about the areas where you
scored a “0” discuss personally at
(b) If you scored 5 to 7, you may need to
reevaluate your reasons for loosing weight and the methods you would used to do
2. if you
scored 4 or less, now may not be the right time for you to lose weight.
While you may be successful in loosing weight
initially, your answers suggest that you are unlikely to sustain sufficient
effort to lose all the weight you want or to keep off the weight that you do
You need to reconsider your weight loss motivations
and methods and perhaps learn more about the pros & cons of different
approaches to reducing.
To prepare yourself best for the challenges ahead, do personally discuss