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  1. November 29, 2010 3:44 PM

    After reading your plans to deal with childhood obesity, one thing struck me…where does the idea of changing hearts and minds fit in? In the transtheoretical models of change, the “contemplation” stage has to occur successfully prior to most successful change efforts. But we rarely talk about the lost motivation we have towards health. In research, when it comes to food choices, cost, convenience, and taste come long before “health” in the decision process. Why don’t we care that much about our health, anymore?

    And, why are we “avoiding” obesity instead of pursuing health. Obesity is just a measure of caloric imbalance…a byproduct of an unhealthy balance. It’s like driving to avoid accidents, rather than having a desire to be a great driver. It’s like running a race, while watching your feet at the same time. We need to not be looking so much at the speedometer as we drive…but become great drivers.

    It’s very difficult to sustain an change effort when the effort is to avoid a negative…while being much easier to sustain change if the change involves the pursuit of something that captures the heart and soul. Where’s the heart and soul of what you’re doing??


    Ganeral Healthy

    • Pat Hartman permalink*
      November 29, 2010 4:53 PM

      Interesting point of view – thanks for commenting.

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