Listen to fast-tempo music. Develop your own soundtrack! It has been proven to help you lose weight faster.
Read your diet books, and nutritional information that motivates you to stay on your particular diet (example: "You, on a Diet" by D... Read more
THE WEIGHT PLATEAU
Maintain your enthusiasm and KNOW that THIS is a period of transition. Your body is adjusting to weighing less. It is LEARNING that you will feed it; it isn't starving, it IS healthier, and that it is OKAY to LET GO of ... Read more
Enjoy your small successes. You don’t have to wait to buy the ultimate wardrobe; a thrift-store splurge in a smaller size will enhance your joy, reward your commitment to yourself, and will act as a reminder to continue your journey.... Read more
It took me 4 MONTHS(!) to lose 10 pounds! This particular 10 pounds has always been quite a barrier for me; the slowest loser has nothing on ME; but I persevered.... and finally, finally, finally, despite all the setbacks and worst fea... Read more
Find a visual that represents your goal or how your life will be different. Visualize success. Picture yourself thinner and getting/doing what you desire. Meditate on it. Ingrain it into your brain. Use that ingrained mental image when you ne... Read more
Once the excess weight is gone, the next essential part of your effort MUST be directed to weight loss maintenance, for 1+ years. For crying out loud, WHY do all the work of losing the weight if you aren't prepared to do the work of keeping it o... Read more
DO start small. DON’T focus on too many things at once. Try one goal at a time. Use a small goal that you know you can do each day for the next two weeks. Build on that first habit to boost your confidence and pick up speed.... Read more
DO write it down. DON’T forget to give yourself a deadline. Deadlines turn wishes into goals. The act of writing down your goal is powerful, so just like in elementary school, write it down again and again!... Read more
DO create a plan. DON’T wait for "someday" to roll around. Setting the goal is just the first step. Know where you’re going, what resources you’ll need, who can help and – more importantly – what Plan B is.
What is Plan B? Deci... Read more
Know what you really value and youï¿½ll discover you are willing to make changes in order to get it. CHOOSE what you want to do. Know that you can change and choose another path. Failure in NOT guaranteed as long as you are willing to keep try... Read more
Once the excess weight is gone, the next ESSENTIAL part of your effort MUST be directed to weight loss maintenance, for 1+ years. After that, you can trust that you have made a lifestyle change and that you are stable.... Read more