Do you want to lose five pounds and keep it off? Have you created a goal to lose five pounds this month? How much you have to lose will help determine whether or not you can actually do it but it’s definitely possible. For example, if you have a lot of weight to lose, your first five pounds may come off easily with just some small changes. However, if you’re down to your last five pounds to goal weight, these pounds may be a bit stubborn.
Regardless, there are some things you can do to help reach your goal of five pounds lost this month. Let’s take a look: Give up one thing – What’s one thing you can give up in your diet for an entire month? Soda? Alcohol? Sometimes just making one small change can have a big impact on your overall health and your weight.
Get moving more – If you’ve previously been very inactive then all it might take is to get up and get moving a bit more. Go for walks daily, ride a bike, park further away in the parking lot at work, or take up a new sport. Anything that gets you out of the chair and moving about can help you with your weight loss goals. You can find tips on Ideas for Daily Exercise here.
Watch what you eat – You don’t have to become obsessive about counting calories but you should be aware of what you’re eating. Your basic calories in vs. calories out will go a long way toward meeting your goal.
Stay motivated – Do whatever helps you stay motivated and focused on your goals for the month. Perhaps you could hang a photo of you at your goal weight, or put motivational quotes on the fridge. Whatever does it for you, get it done.
You can do it!