Follow these simple weight-loss tricks. Reach your goal while having fun.
CHART YOUR PROGRESS
Weigh yourself every time, preferably every morning. Those who do daily weigh-ins and write their weight down are more successful in losing pounds. If you hit a plateau and are getting discouraged, look at the numbers written down and you’ll see how far you’ve come.
LOOK at YOUR REFLECTION
Don’t criticize yourself when you look at your full reflection. Instead of saying “I have a huge butt,” say, “My waist looks smaller thanks to my curves.” This is mirror exposure therapy.
GET a MASSAGE
A massage leads to feeling good in one’s body which brings about a person eating well. “Allowing themselves to be touched by another person–even when they aren’t at their ideal weight–can help women become more comfortable with their bodies,” says Mitch Klein, a licensed massage therapist in New York City.
BECOME A GYM REGULAR
Joining a group of exercise or training with a friend is a must. Seeing your pals will inspire you to work out even when you feel unmotivated. The guilt factor–always highly motivating–helps here, too. In a place where everybody knows you, they’ll also know when you’ve missed a workout.