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Weight-loss goals: Set yourself up for success
Well-planned goals can help you convert your thoughts into action. Here's how to create successful weight-loss goals.By Mayo Clinic staff
Weight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Realistic, well-planned weight-loss goals keep you focused and motivated. They provide a plan for change as you transition to a healthier lifestyle.
But not all weight-loss goals are helpful. Unrealistic and overly aggressive weight-loss goals — for example, losing 10 pounds a week — can undermine your efforts.
It's OK to dream big. Just be smart about it and use these tips for creating weight-loss goals that will help you achieve your dreams.Next page
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