A resolution to stop eating unhealthy foods in order to lose weight is what many people make every New Year. It is a very popular New Year's resolution. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most popular New Year's resolutions that many people break. It is not easy for people to stick to their New Year's resolutions. What is your resolution this year? Have you set a goal to lose some pounds?

There are many diet consultants out there who can help you to achieve your weight loss goal that you have set. Sadly, many people who are obese eat foods that are not healthy (junk foods) and in order for them to lose weight they have to do something about this bad habit. Let me ask you: What will you do to bolster your desire to shed pounds? First, you should figure out exactly why you want to lose weight. Maybe you want to feel better, look better, move easily etc.

All of these are good reasons, but of course, health takes a front seat in this by eating healthy foods. You have to figure out how much weight you need to lose in order to reach your goal. Do you need to lose 5, 10 or 20 pounds? If you have much weight to lose, instead of focusing on the end number, set a first goal of five or 10 pounds.

Once you reach that goal, do something to celebrate your achievement, such as buying yourself new clothes that fits you better than your old ones. For every 10 to 15 pounds you lose, it is likely that you're going to a plateau in weight loss after that. This is because your body reaches a point where it needs to readjust.

Therefore, plan to spend a couple of weeks on such a plateau after every 10 to 15 pounds weight loss. If you know this is coming, you won't get discouraged. In addition, you can take small breaks (but make sure they're small breaks) whereby you allow yourself to splurge by having a dessert once a week or something small that is well planned that is going to keep you from feeling deprived.

This will help you to keep on track. Finally, have a plan as to how you're going to maintain your weight once you reach your goal. Don't simply go back eating foods that are not healthy because the weight will come right back.

Figure out what exercises will help you to lose weight. Pick an exercise plan that you can rotate so that you'll never get bored. For example, maybe you've always wanted to learn salsa dance, belly dance or ice skate therefore take this opportunity to incorporate these activities into your daily exercise workout and you'll never be bored.

Finally, make sure you check with your doctor if you're creating your own weight-loss plan to make sure that what you're doing is safe. Your doctor will know what is right for you based on your physical fitness, current health status and so on so that you won't damage your health unwittingly.

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