Get Started Losing Weight

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When you’re at a healthy weight, not only do you feel great, but you’re also reducing the risks of developing  chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  

Here are 6 tips to help you get started in achieving, and maintaining, your healthy weight.

  1. Find your motivation. Understanding exactly why you want to lose weight will help in setting attainable goals and keep you focused. Make a list of all the reasons you desire to make a change and use them as motivators to keep you on track.
  2. Know your BMI. Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, can be a helpful indicator of how healthy your current weight actually is. Knowing this, you can determine your target weight and formulate a plan to achieve it. Our BMI calculator can help you get started.  
  3. Set a goal. Make sure the weight loss goal you set is S.M.A.R.T – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Following this structure, you’ll be able to set reachable goals and form a solid plan to achieve them.
  4. Make it a priority. A busy lifestyle can make this challenging, but it’s an important part to losing and keeping off the weight. Scheduling your workouts along with other important obligations in your calendar will help to keep them a priority. 
  5. Enlist support from friends and family. Like anything, the more support you get the more success you’ll have. Friends and family will cheer you on and help keep you accountable.  
  6. Join a program like Real Appeal. Now that you're ready to get started, Real Appeal can help you learn simple steps to build healthier habits and reach your weight loss goals.       

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