Weight-Loss Readiness Quiz

Are you ready to lose weight or reduce fat? Your attitude & mindset about weight/fat-loss affects your ability to succeed. Take this Weight-loss Readiness Quiz, from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), to learn if you need to make any attitude & mindset adjustments before you begin.

Mark each item TRUE or FALSE.

Please be honest! It’s important that these answers reflect the way you really are, not how you would like to be.

A method for interpreting your readiness for weight-loss will follow.

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1. I have thought a lot about my eating habits and physical activities to pinpoint what I need to change.

2 / 11

2. I have accepted the idea that I need to make permanent, not temporary, changes in my eating and activities to be successful.

3 / 11

3. I will only feel successful if I lose a lot of weight.

4 / 11

4. I accept the idea that it’s best if I lose weight slowly.

5 / 11

5. I’m thinking of losing weight now because I really want to, not because someone else thinks I should.

6 / 11

6. I think losing weight will solve other problems in my life.

7 / 11

7. I am willing and able to increase my regular physical activity.

8 / 11

8. I can lose weight successfully if I have no “slip-ups.”

9 / 11

9. I am ready to commit some time and effort each week to organizing and planning my food and activity programs.

10 / 11

10. Once I lose some initial weight, I usually lose the motivation to keep going until I reach my goal.

11 / 11

11. I want to start a weight-loss program, even though my life is unusually stressful right now.

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