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Quiz: Are you ready to lose weight?

Source: 'Weight Loss Confidential' by Anne Fletcher

You can answer these questions to see if you are ready to adopt a healthier lifestyle:

How concerned am I about my weight?


A. Very concerned


B. Sort of concerned


C. Not very concerned


How much do I want to do something about my weight right now?


A. Very much


B. Sort of


C. Not very much


How confident am I that I can do something about my weight?


A. Very confident


B. Sort of confident


C. Not very confident


Do I think I can do something about the things that are getting in my way?


A. Very much so


B. Maybe


C. Not really


How ready am I to change my eating habits?


A. Very ready


B. Sort of ready


C. Not ready


How ready am I to become more physically active?


A. Very ready


B. Sort of ready


C. Not ready


Is my family ready to support me in my efforts?


A. Very ready


B. Sort of ready


C. Not ready


The more times you choose A as the answer, the more likely you are to be ready to turn things around.

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