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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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Stop putting things off! Pick one thing you have been putting off such as scheduling an appointment, running an errand, or returning a phone call, and do it immediately. Taking care of one nagging responsibility can be revitalizing and can improve your overall attitude.

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