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How to Lose 10 Pounds This Spring

By March 21, 2012

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summerHas spring motivated you to lose weight?  It seems that more people shop for diets and start exercising in the spring than at the start of the New Year.  And why not?  Spring is the season for renewal.

But before you set your weight loss goal, be sure that your goal is realistic.  Remember that healthy weight loss occurs at a rate of one to two pounds per week.  If your goal is to lose ten pounds before summer, you could start today and reach that goal.

How to Lose 10 Pounds Before Summer

  • Choose the right diet for you. Remember that just because a diet worked for your friend or your neighbor doesn't mean that it will work for you.  Choose the best diet to fit your lifestyle and your needs.
  • Set short and long-term goals. Even if you set a broad goal to lose ten pounds, you should set short-term goals to keep yourself motivated along the way.  Set one for each week so that you hold yourself accountable.
  • Learn to motivate yourself. Dieting is easy for the first couple of days.  But you know that challenges lie ahead.  Set yourself up for success by learning simple techniques to motivate yourself when the going gets rough.
  • Master cooking tips to cut calories. Learn to cook at home.  Eating out can be done when you're on a diet, but if you can cook at home you'll be more able to control the portion and contents of your food.

Plot out your plan on a calendar or dry erase board and post it in a public place, like your kitchen.  That way you'll be reminded of the goal you set for yourself.

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Comments
March 30, 2012 at 11:04 am
(1) SAndo says:

I like the information about cutting down calories.

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