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Self–Assessment – Eat Wisely

Please note that links to additional materials can be found in the text and at the bottom of this page.


Determine which skills and behavior changes will help you to develop healthy eating habits.

What is BMI? (CDC)

Changing Old Habits

You can change old bad habits for healthier new ones by becoming aware of your actions. However, changing too many things all at once is difficult and stressful. It is better to change one or even two things at a time. Here are strategies to help you change your behavior (PDF) long–term.

MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handout (PDF)

Old Habits Die Hard (PDF)

Other Resources

Body Mass Index (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (VHA Office of Patient Care Services)

Back to Self Management

Reviewed/Updated Date: January 2012
Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. Linda Kinsinger
Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, Lynn A. Novorska
Patient Education Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Rose Mary Pries

Tip of the Day

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Did you know, The latest diet craze, no matter how "scientific", may not be helping you. Diets may only reinforce very poor eating habits, so when you finish such a "diet", you haven't learned a thing about healthy and moderate eating habits. If anything, you've gotten worse habits. Wanna bet you'll gain all the weight back?? The most effective way to long term weight management involves moderation, balanced & healthy eating habits, and exercise!! MOVE!

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