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Weight Loss for Life Goal Setting

Lose1Once you have embraced the “slow and steady” mindset to losing weight it’s time to talk numbers. It’s time to begin looking at where you are, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. It’s time to talk goals.

First, let’s set some ground work. Most reputable health and fitness experts will tell you that the best weight loss rule of thumb is to plan on losing one to two pounds a week.

So let’s to a little math. If you want to lose 50 pounds then that’s about 25 weeks assuming you lose two pounds a week. You will probably lose zero or one pounds some weeks and three or more pounds the next week. Don’t sweat it too much. Just aim for an average of one to two pounds per week.

Twenty-five weeks is approximately six months. When you break it down and look at the numbers reaching your weight loss goal in six months is great. It’s particularly wonderful because you know that this weight isn’t going to come back.

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