Support and Encouragement - Eat Wisely


Support and Encouragement

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One of the most powerful things you can do to change your eating habits is to get support and encouragement (PDF) from other people. When others give you lots of encouragement, it makes you feel like you can do anything! It is really motivating!

It is also very important to include family and friends in your efforts. Ask for meal planning (PDF) suggestions, be flexible and creative, and try new things. Keep in mind that eating with others (PDF) can be difficult. By letting friends and family (PDF) know what you are doing they can be more understanding and supportive.

MOVE! Weight Management Program Handouts (PDF)

Involving others in your weight control program (PDF)

Make a meal plan with the whole family (PDF)

Eating with others (PDF)

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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 Experts: Dr. Rose Mary Pries

Tip of the Day

Tip of Day

Here's something to consider:
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at a large group of retired elderly, nonsmoking men who were followed for 12 years. Those who walked less than 1 mile/day were almost 2 times more likely to die from any cause than those who walked more than 2 miles/day. So, let's get to walking! Every day!

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