“I know what to do, I just need to do it.”
I heard that a lot when I worked with clients and patients at universities. These people were educated, well read and often did know what to do. Knowledge is important, but it’s not enough if you want to help people make a change to be more physically active, eat vegetables or lose weight.
Guiding people from knowing to doing is not so straightforward. There are no magic formulas, not one thing works for everyone and people get disappointed if they don’t see pay-off relatively quickly.
So, what does it take to guide people from “I know” to “I do”?
That’s exactly what we’d like to chat about with you. AICR is hosting a tweetchat tonight at 8 pm ET for conversation about strategies and techniques we use to help clients, patients and friends move forward in healthful eating and physical activity behavior change.
Here are some of the questions we’ll pose:
Q1: The National Weight Control Registry( NWCR) found that for successful weight loss maintainers, daily breakfast & exercise were among the most common strategies. Work for you?
Q2: A recent publication in the New England Journal of Medicine says it’s a myth that “setting realistic goals is important for weight loss.” Do you agree? Do you focus on realistic?
Q3: Do you recommend that your patients/clients measure or portion out their food?
Q4: Does keeping food diaries (paper, app or online) help patients make changes and/or cut back portions.
Q5: How do you work with those who just don’t like being physically active? What do you suggest?
We’ll talk tools, technology, tracking, goals and more.
Join us on twitter tonight, using #aicrchat
Tuesday, March 19
8 pm ET