Breaking the Diet Chain

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Why is it important to prevent a lapse from happening?
Air Date: 10/20/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Parr, PhD
Brian Parr Brian 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.
Breaking the Diet Chain
Making changes to diet and exercise habits for weight loss or to improve health and fitness can be one of the most difficult behavior modifications to undertake.

Making lasting changes (think years, not weeks or months), means that these behaviors must be maintained, and success depends on much more than simply following a diet or exercise program.

Perhaps the most important tool for promoting long-term behavior changes is preventing a slip-up from happening.

For example, a bad day or bad week of sticking to your diet is considered a slip-up, or even a relapse.

No one is perfect, so lapses will naturally occur. It's important not to beat yourself up about it but rather move forward and make a note of what could have caused that lapse to happen.

What are the ways you can prevent a lapse from happening?

Listen in as Brian Parr, PhD, shares how you can break the diet chain and finally reach your weight loss goals.