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Get Real: Being Honest with Yourself Will Help You Lose Weight

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Being honest with yourself is essential for making healthy behavior changes and setting attainable goals.
Air Date: 2/11/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Parr, PhD
ParrBrian Parr, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken where he teaches courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, and health behaviors. He also conducts research related to physical activity and weight loss.
Get Real: Being Honest with Yourself Will Help You Lose Weight
They say that honesty is the best policy.

If you write down your intentions (i.e. exercise 30 minutes) and then write down what you actually did, do they match up?

Being honest with yourself is essential for making health behavior changes and setting good goals.

For example, someone who says "I need to lose a few pounds," may really need to lose much more and may not take the weight loss as seriously as he or she should.

This also applies to visits to the doctor; patients need to ask for an honest assessment of health, which many physicians are reluctant to provide.

How can you be truly honest with yourself?

What does it take to look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself what you need to do in order to get healthier?

Dr. Brian Parr helps guide you through a series of honesty experiments that will help you live your best life and be the person you know you can be... all while getting healthier in the process.
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