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What is Your Weight-Loss Attitude?
from Change Your Mind Change Your Weight

by Dr. Raeleen Mautner
Instructions:  Think of how you feel about trying to lose weight as you read and respond to each item below. Using a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being “rarely true” and 5 being “usually true,” rate how true the item is for you. Don’t spend too much time deliberating over each item; just choose the first rating that comes to mind.

    Rating scale

Rarely true  1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5  Usually true 
__1.  When I go off my diet, I also stop exercising. 

__2.  If I skip exercise I can’t get back into it.

__3.  I’ll never lose weight because I’m lazy.

__4.  When my life, goes wrong I drop my fitness plans.

__5.  I’ve tried losing weight many times; nothing works.

__6.  Losing weight is just too hard for me.

__7.  I can’t lose weight because I lack willpower.

__8.  My parents were heavy, and that’s my fate, too.

__9.  Everyone seems able to loose weight but me. 

__10.  Exercise programs are basically useless.

__11.  Once I start eating I can’t stop. 

__12.  I’m addicted to the wrong foods.


12 - 24  Weight-Loss Optimist: Your rational optimism will help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Maintain your positive views of your ability to stick to your program and you will achieve your desired weight. 

25 - 48  Weight-Loss Hopeful: You are generally optimistic about being able to lost weight. Bolstering your positive thinking to give yourself a boost in overcoming the difficulties of losing weight.

49 - 60  Weight-Loss Pessimist: Your lack of confidence in your ability to loss weight underminds your success. Change the way you think to curb your defeatist attitude and losing weight will become easier.


Copyright 2002: Ronin Publishing, Inc.  From CHANGE YOUR MIND CHANGE YOUR WEIGHT by Dr. Raeleen Mautner, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  This quiz may be downloaded for personal use only, any other use requires written permission from Ronin Publishing -

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