It’s common to think about weight management in moral terms. Eating an apple instead of a donut is good. Skipping the gym is bad. But this way of thinking can get in the way of your health goals. You’re not likely to be strongly motivated to do something because it’s the right thing to do. However, you are likely to be strongly motivated to do something because it’s what you want or because it can help you get what you want. So keep the focus on what you want—to feel better, to get healthier, and to decrease your health risks. And remember that managing your weight may help you do just that.