7 Strategies for Weight-Loss Success

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7 Strategies for Weight Loss Success

Use these simple ideas to reach your goals once and for all!

Always See Your Goals

Goals need attention. They need to be seen, heard and thought of often. So surround yourself with as many reminders as possible: on the refrigerator, computer, bathroom mirror and calendar.

Start Small

Quite possibly the biggest mistake people make is pushing the accelerator too soon. You can’t lose 20 pounds in one week. But you can lose one. Just as a plant has to start as a tiny seedling, you have to start with small steps and expect small results, which add up to bigger results over time.

Come Out of Seclusion

Have you ever achieved anything of real value all by yourself, without the support of anyone else? Probably not. Most people receive help, advice and ideas from others. Support, a sense of shared experience, encouragement, advice, and well-timed pep talks are all invaluable as you set off on your healthy lifestyle adventure, so get others to join in and support you in reaching your goals!

Focus on Everyday Habits

The building blocks of a healthy lifestyle are forged in the smallest of actions you take every day and every week. Healthy choices can become as natural as brushing your teeth or locking the front door. Build your habits, one action at a time.

Never Stop Learning

A healthy lifestyle is a process—more of a journey than a destination. You can always learn more about nutrition, fitness, and even yourself that can help you be just a little bit better tomorrow.

Have Fun!

Who says getting healthy has to be a chore? Think of it as an exciting adventure of self-discovery that will help you build a more meaningful life. Enjoy the ride and find ways to make it fun, whether you join a sports league, subscribe to a fun fitness magazine, or buy yourself some new workout clothes. Make the best of it!

Put it on Paper

Whether setting your first goals, tracking daily progress, or sharing your deepest thoughts in a journal, writing helps to crystallize your ideas, expose your fears, and paint a picture of real life. As a starting point, write down your goals, big and small, and the steps you'll take to make them reality.

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SUNDANCER51

7/8/2014 9:36:39 AM

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All of this so true:)

PMAMA3

6/1/2014 10:03:43 PM

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I really need to ge4t back on track. My back problems and the loss of My Pug-child has thrown me for a loop!

SGAR36

1/17/2014 1:43:25 PM

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Great tips!

LINASDIET

1/17/2014 11:38:30 AM

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Have finally incorporated eating an apple a day. I also quit drinking red wine for awhile, so that should help.

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7/17/2013 8:53:29 AM

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ANGELA8891314

1/6/2013 4:14:36 PM

it that time again! need to start again after xmass?
didnt put any weight on woow hoo!!!! just stayed the same which is REALLY GOOD for me great!
nice ad just enough to help give me a pep talk good luck all in this new year

SATHYACHITHRA

1/6/2013 12:57:28 AM

Like this, got to get started

JODIANN5

1/3/2013 8:52:37 PM

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It was helpful to me.

JULESS10

1/2/2013 6:56:21 PM

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It was short and sweet, with great ideas for the New Year...

GARDENSFORLIFE

1/2/2013 6:46:17 PM

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Great!

ALIDOSHA

1/2/2013 4:26:53 PM

I'll try this!

LADEEROSS

1/2/2013 2:39:44 PM

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This article is Really helpful and makes sense out of some of my issues.

FLRED12

1/2/2013 2:32:06 PM

Good advice, especially about not trying to accomplish every goal overnight.

TIFFANYB8502

1/2/2013 2:31:18 PM

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I make sure I drink my Shakeology every morning for breakfast. I know it helps me not snack on junk and also makes me feel energetic!

AUCOIN180

1/2/2013 2:07:16 PM

I am psyched to get started on this adventure. I am taking steps to reach my final goal by April 28 BUT I am going to take the advice from the slideshow and put my 2 lb goal on the fridge as a constant reminder that 2 pounds a week will get me there by April 28.

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