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Sound weight loss advice from Harvard Medical

Friday, July 19, 2013

Here is a sample of the Advice in this booklet:

Set small, specific goals

Rather than say I should eat less at dinner and exercise more, set specific and short-term (that is, daily or weekly) goals. For example:

I will choose a few healthy dinner recipes and shop for the ingredients on Sunday.
I will bring a healthy lunch from home to work or school at least three times next week.
I will call a friend to take a walk after work on Monday and Wednesday.
I will keep tempting foods out of the house (or out of sight).

It is not dramatic or 'sexy' as they say. And on Sparkpeople we hear this kind of advice day in and day out.

I just wanted to let people know there is a packaged, sensible plan for losing weight. I don't have this particular book. If anyone has followed it, please share your experience.

My own doctor's advice was each day to eat 500 calories less than I was used to eating. That is 3500 less a week equaling one pound a week weight loss. He said that is what he did and he lost 30 lbs. Well I tried that and it did not work quite the same way for me! Chris

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARTJAC 7/21/2013 1:44AM


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CHERYLHURT 7/20/2013 7:06AM


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ERRANTMAGPIE 7/20/2013 4:43AM

    Men lose weight faster. Don't compare your progress to his--that way lies madness.

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2HAMSDIET 7/19/2013 7:40PM

    Don't give up. The weight didn't go on over night and so it will not leave the same way. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/19/2013 7:31PM

  Great Blog. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NANCYPAT1 7/19/2013 7:17PM

    The reality is that different things work for different people and each of us must find some formula that works for us. Different metabolisms, different goals, different dietary needs, different personalities, etc. all affect our success with any given eating program. Thanks for sharing this though.

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CANADIANFROG09 7/19/2013 5:55PM

    Love your small specific goals! emoticon

Much luck to you towards your goals. emoticon

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LINOVER 7/19/2013 5:53PM

    Sensible advice! emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 7/19/2013 5:41PM

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DESERTJULZ 7/19/2013 5:32PM

    Sensibility! What an unusual concept in modern America, anyhow!

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KACAR51 7/19/2013 5:31PM

    Your Drs advice is the same as what we use here on SP!It may take a while, but it does eventually work! Thanks for the article! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 7/19/2013 4:10PM

    Makes sense! emoticon

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