negative-change goal

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A lifestyle goal that emphasizes not doing something. Psychologists generally recommend replacing negative-change goals with positive ones. Negative-change goals are common in dieting. For example, overweight people often try not to eat fattening things such as cheese snacks (negative-change goal). They are more likely to lose weight if they try to eat fruit at snack times (positive-change goal).

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