Set a lose weight target
Set a weight-loss target
As soon as you decide it’s time to shed that spare tire, you need to set a realistic weight-loss target. Keyword: Realistic. A recent survey revealed that just 20% of dieters last through the first month—and two in five don’t even get past the first week—because they set unrealistic goals they just can’t stick to, leading to hunger, discouragement, and disappointment. Beat the odds: Here, four of the nation’s top diet experts reveal common weight loss goals that are bound to backfire, and a sensible alternative for each.