Tips for Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals

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When developing your weight-loss goals, exercise, eating health and more, it’s important to keep them realistic. Quite often, we become frustrated when we don’t see immediate weight-loss results, but it’s important to not let yourself become frustrated with your weight-loss plan.

Changing your diet, adding in some exercise and other activities can all be significant life changes that need to be taken seriously. Here are a few tips for developing realistic goals:

  • Remember that the average amount of weight-loss is one to two pounds a week. So don’t be discouraged if you’re not seeing a major difference super quickly — good things come in good time!
  • Start slow with exercise, and find an activity you enjoy. If you’re stumped on what new exercises you can incorporate into your exercise routine, check out this blog post for some inspiration.
  • Ask your spouse, family member or friend to exercise with you. Exercising with someone else helps keep you motivated and on track, and you’re also less likely to get bored with the activity that you’re doing.
  • Make meal times  a family affair. Have your children help with the cooking, and let them choose healthy foods to add in as well!
  • Recognize your progress. Continue a proactive mindset and remember that each day is another day forward.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Feel like you might be slipping with your eating or exercise routine? Talk to a family member, friend or healthcare professional and they’ll help you get back on track.

Most importantly, remember this: You are the leader of your healthcare team, and Your Weight Matters — for your health!

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