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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9/7/2016 6:59:45 PM

HAYNEA4F's SparkPage
Breakfast lunch and dinner are a think of modern society. Breakfast really makes people big. Think about it. Carbs are most of what people eat for breakfast. Why is chicken breast and rice not eaten for Breakfast? Break out of society expectations and live your life. Track what you eat and live healthy. Drop the pancakes with extra syrup!


9/7/2016 5:02:02 PM

New scientific research found that breakfast is not a MAIN MEAL of the day. People lose weight faster if they skip breakfast at al. I keep this life style (skipping breakfast) for tens ears. and my weight is 123lb for 50 years. Don't listen those dietologisst who make u to eat more to loose weigh or eat when u dodn't want t.


9/7/2016 12:35:54 PM

ANNE030157's SparkPage
Using food tracker is a big help. No weight loss this week. Need to stay within calorie recommendations.


9/7/2016 1:25:27 AM

Post it notes are great ways to keep your goal in front,of you.


9/7/2016 12:33:12 AM

JANBELL848's SparkPage
Got side-tracked after two great months due to some family issues. Excited to get back on track starting today. I feel better when I consistently exercise and the logging of food and water keeps me honest.


5/23/2016 11:45:18 AM

MEANMOM1's SparkPage
starting over...... again... joined a group for a 30 day challenge... hopefully I will get support, there is family in the group, so hopefully we will support each other. the flip side will include staying consistent. That's were i struggle. I make beautiful plans, great ideas, then, I drop it when I don't see quick results...With a 30 day challenge, it is more of a 30 day get used to doing this. Consistency...


2/12/2016 10:11:10 AM

I just started over again and that is my problem I just do not kow wear to start


12/28/2015 7:41:26 PM

Here I am, a couple days before New Years. I'm so ready to start. Went to store got healthy food. Tracked it. I will remember to start small. Not like I usually do. I'm writing this post because normally I wouldn't do that.


10/15/2015 2:51:09 PM

Great advice. I have a bad habit of over complicating and over thinking things. This slideshow reminded me, that the accomplishment of any goal, is merely just the sum of small consistent actions.


10/15/2015 12:36:45 PM

MSCHANG64's SparkPage
I've been stuck on buying gym clothes for a minute now. Love the different pants color selection...


10/15/2015 12:29:59 PM

yes helpful. These are things I knew But I'm going to lose this weight. I'm Happy I lost 6 lbs my 1st week. My husband And I are doing it together.


10/15/2015 10:47:31 AM

Prior to retirement, my co-workers & I were very supportive of each other: bringing & reviewing lunch selections, water intake, healthy snacks! I especially miss the water reminders!


10/15/2015 9:23:18 AM

ATEAMSIS06's SparkPage
I know that my coworkers are aware of my healthy eating habits. Brought from home lunch everyday, always drinking water as well as the ability to walk past the vending machines....


10/15/2015 6:40:53 AM

JB122383's SparkPage
Great ideas, some new and reinforcing of others!


8/13/2015 2:12:55 PM

NATALIA_123's SparkPage
Excellent ideas, slow and steady wins the race.

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