7 Secrets to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Set both short and long-term goals.


I think long-term goals are terrific, but short-term goals can be even more powerful because they reinforce success every step of the way. Members of the Joy Fit Club set daily, weekly or monthly targets to keep them motivated and focused; some were pound goals (“lose two pounds this week”) and others were action goals (“make supper at home five times this week” or “don’t snack after dinner”). Celebrating these mini-achievements reminds you that hard work pays off, boosts your commitment level and continually refreshes your motivation so you keep your head in the game.