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2. Choose an Attainable Goal

"Studies show that most dieters expect to lose as much as four times what they really can in a six-month period," says Stettner.

Think smaller: Count on losing just 10 percent of your weight within six months, and focus on keeping it off for more than a year. But be careful about relying solely on figures. "A number on the scale isn't a goal; it's a measurement of success," says Bonnie Goodman, a psychotherapist based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who specializes in behavioral therapy. Instead, focus on behaviors you wish to change: to reduce your daily fat intake to below 35 percent, or to cut out your afternoon soda or vending-machine snack. Also, consider setting non-weight-related goals, such as entering a 5K race. The pounds you'll automatically lose in the process will seem like a bonus.

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1/31/2012 02:53:40 AM Report Abuse
jodiekelly wrote:

Great tips and information - thank you!

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gulcankiran wrote:

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7/31/2010 02:14:32 AM Report Abuse
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lourdes1372 wrote:

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