Many people blindly set themselves big weight-loss goals when they decide to lose weight.

Are you one of them? If so, what strategy did you adopt in order to achieve these goals? Or are you still trying to figure out a way in which to meet your set weight-loss target?

If you currently do not have any idea or plan on what to do, consider this. Set yourself smaller goals that will help you achieve your overall, big weight-loss goal.

It will be very valuable if these smaller goals are measurable of course. For example, if your goal is to consume five servings of fruit and vegetables daily, be sure to include how you will do this in your diet plan. You can perhaps plan to have a fruit with breakfast, fruit salad during snack time, vegetable stew for lunch, a vegetable smoothie during your next snack time and some fruit in your dessert.

Know what quantities you will have for each mealtime and tick it off your plan when you have achieved it. Seeing this and knowing that you have achieved it, will motivate you to keep up with your weight-loss efforts. You can adopt a similar strategy for other foods. You can easily achieve your weight-loss goals in this way.

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Exercise according to plan

You can even adopt a similar strategy when it comes down to exercising as well. If you are finding it difficult to workout for a full 30 minutes at a time, break down your session into three ten-minute sessions.

You could for example, exercise for ten minutes in the early morning, another ten during lunchtime and the last ten minutes in the evening. Breaking your big weight-loss goals into smaller and more measurable ones can make them appear more achievable to you so what are you waiting for? Get planning now.

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