Be practical when setting weight-loss goals for yourself.

Be practical by setting realistic weight-loss goals. For example, if you are 10 kilograms overweight, you should avoid aiming to lose the whole 10 kilograms within three weeks. Rather allocate yourself sufficient time in which you can achieve this goal in a healthy manner.

Professional advice

You would most likely have to adjust your eating plan and activity/ exercise levels. It is vital to seek professional advice in both of these areas so that you are assured of what the right path is, for you to follow. Doctors, dieticians and physical trainers will be able to offer you good advice and guidance.

Be comfortable

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Losing weight in a healthy manner should not leave you feeling uncomfortable or irritable. Take the new changes one step at a time.

Reward yourself for your efforts

Remember to reward yourself as you begin to see the results of your efforts. Treat yourself to something that will keep you motivated. You could buy yourself new workout attire or visit some place that you haven’t been to before. It may not be a good idea to indulge in some high calorie treat so rather opt to treat yourself in a manner that does not involve food.

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