ERIC Number: EJ917172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
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Reference Count: 11
Behavior Change Strategies for Successful Long-Term Weight Loss: Focusing on Dietary and Physical Activity Adherence, Not Weight Loss
Hongu, Nobuko; Kataura, Martha P.; Block, Linda M.
Journal of Extension, v49 n1 Article 1TOT5 Feb 2011
This article helps Extension professionals guide individuals in a successful long-term weight loss program. A program should focus on behavioral changes (improving eating habits and physical activity), not just weight loss. In order to do this, Extension professionals should implement behavior change strategies that motivate individuals to initiate and maintain healthy behaviors that fit their lifestyle in approachable and convenient ways. Behavior change strategies demonstrated here (self-efficacy and self management strategies) are examples that can be incorporated into a weight loss program and could help to maintain those healthy habits even after a program ends.
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Physical Activities, Self Management, Self Efficacy, Behavior Modification, Eating Habits, Behavior Change, Body Weight, Dietetics, Physical Activity Level, Extension Education, Goal Orientation, Reinforcement
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