o you want to lose weight--you’ve set your own weight loss goals. The question is, do you have realistic weight loss goals? It’s easy enough to set your own targets and objectives, especially most people out there who are fat, chubby, or those…obese (ugh!) really and seriously make this as their topmost priority when it comes to making (and eventually breaking) their New Year’s Resolutions.

So how to keep your weight loss goals and gradually attain it? I can’t promise anything in this article, but I can only give you some effective tips or friendly bits of advice. Prior to getting too much excited about your weight loss goals and the results, bear in mind that you have to work hard for it and it won’t be as simple as just like pulling rabbits out of hats.

But first, for those who tried before, remembered that time you failed on your goal? It feels bad when you fail. If you just fall short of your weight loss goals, and what have you noticed? Yes, you’re more inclined to sway off the track and the worse thing is, you might get back some (or all) of the weight you have lost.

Therefore, why not start with a short-term weight loss goals instead? If, let’s say, you know that you’ve so much weight to shed, accept the fact that it’s not going to come off overnight. And no, not even on a 1-2 months time frame which most diet programs blab about.

I’m just being a realist here actually. And I’m saying that you have to have the patience, determination to want it that bad and the consistency to stick to it to the end till you see and feel results. So in a sense, you got to design your own blueprint to be healthy and to get the body you desire.

I know of several successful dieters out there and they shared some of their secrets with me; they say that it’s all about the improvements or progress they made—be it monumental or trivial. Seeing the outcome or results of your efforts and hard work will help you even more to feel motivated to keep going.

And how do you build that drive, that strong motivation to your realistic weight loss goals? Well, set small and attainable goals first. For instance, you want to drop those annoying 55 lbs? Narrow them down by realistic aims first. Try setting an objective that’s not entirely dependent on the scale alone.

Take note that the numerals on the scale will never mirror exactly how long we sweat it out in the gym or the slices of chocolate cake we declined. Therefore, a reasonable diet plan can be losing 5 lbs. Having weight loss goals can include minimizing your calories to 1600, saying goodbye to sodas, and try walking 6 days per week.

And most importantly, results or no results, still reward yourself for all those efforts and determination and hard work you exerted. The mere fact that you took on some plan of action is already a big deal.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article,Amy Twain, is a successful Self Improvement Coach.
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