Behavior Modification Project On Unhealthy Eating Habits

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Identifying Target Behavior:

After a long deliberation I decided to do my behavior modification project on my unhealthy eating habits. There are many meaningful reasons why I choose this as my behavior to modify. I want to kick start a healthy lifestyle change by eating healthier and being more active. Another upside to modifying this behavior is too hopefully *fingers crossed* lose a few unwanted pounds. The long term goal of this change is to live a happier, healthier life, and become more confident in myself. I have high hopes that I can achieve all of these goals by cutting out junk food and sweets and replacing those items with nutritious and balanced food.

Baseline Data:

After a full week (7 days) I can conclude that my baseline data is as exactly as I sadly expected it to be. I started recording my baseline starting on Monday and ended my week on Sunday. Throughout that week I ate alarmingly unhealthy and made many unsound food decisions. There wasn’t much change from day to day in terms of eating healthier on any day. Throughout the work week (Monday-Thursday) I ate a rather low calorie nutritional breakfast of oatmeal which is what I always eat for breakfast at work. The weekend is where I normally eat out for breakfast. On Friday I ate Shipley’s Donuts and Home cooked Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday. Sunday I skipped breakfast and had lunch which consisted of a Taco Bell Quesorito and a soda. I know, I’m horrible! Lunch and Dinner throughout the entire week was an unhealthy mess that varied from Burgers, Pasta, Fast Food Meals, Taco’s, and Hamburger Helpers. * Insert Sad Face*

Stimulus Conditions:

There are many condition’s hindering my goal to eat healthier. For one, my boyfriend is an extremely picky and unheal...

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...e completely healthy attempting to avoid my punishment and then there were days where I ultimately caved and failed at eating well. On those days, I followed the rules I set in place and worked out as I said I would that evening. Part of the time my boyfriend would inevitably cause me to falter by cooking a nice fattening meal, but I don’t blame him at all considering it was up to me to make the decision to refrain from eating it. I probably didn’t do as well as I could have around lunch time or dinner but I’m glad at the fact that I did keep away from sweets and snacks throughout the entire week. I was really intrigued with getting good results for this project so I tried my hardest to actually follow the program set. Even if I don’t keep with this change after the project it’s very comforting to know I CAN eat healthy when I want and I CAN workout if I need too.

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