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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
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