|Step 1: Set a Realistic Goal, Losing Even a Little Weight Will Improve Your Health|
|Set goals that are reasonable. Losing even some weight is great success. A 5%-10% weight loss will still make you feel healthier because you will be healthier. Manageable Challenges aims to help you reach a healthier weight, not necessarily a “perfect” weight.
Don’t base your goal on some unrealistic beauty goal or when you got married or graduated from school.
Don’t say “I’ll lose 10 pounds in 10 days.” Aim to lose 1-2 pounds per week. And be flexible. If you think you cut back too much on your eating, then cut back a little less.
My goal is to lose pounds.
|Step 2: Pounds Per Week|
|How many pounds per week do you want to lose? Again, be realistic. We suggest only 1 or 2 pounds per week.
I want to lose this many pounds per week:
|Step 3: Number of Weeks|
|I will be losing weight this many weeks:
(simply divide the number of pounds you want to lose by the pounds per week, and you have your number of weeks).
|Step 4: Start Date|
I will start losing weight on this date: