The three significant groups of people looking for a weight loss solution want to lose from 10 to 20 pounds, from 30 to 50 pounds, and from 50 to 100 pounds. I could have made that more simple and said that the most significant group of people looking for a weight loss solution needs to lose from 10 to 100 pounds.
But each one of these three groups of people, and then of course also the less common but more amplified group who want weight loss of more than 100 pounds, have different thoughts about the problem, different fears and different goals. No matter what you do in life you will always get better results if you set some goals. And this is where we all begin to fail. We don’t set goals. By not setting goals you have nothing to aim for, and by not giving your weight-loss program a purpose you are destined for failure.
For those who need to lose just a few pounds, the norm is to approach it lightly, because “all I need to do is eat less sweets, eat less fatty foods and drink less alcohol”.Easy? That is not a goal, and the next fatal step for those would be a starvation type diet in which they WILL lose weight, but a few months later they have gained that weight back and some more. Now they find them in the group who need to lose 30 to 50 pounds. Because they failed to set an honest goal with an intelligent action plan and failed to make a commitment to reach and stay with that goal.
For those who need to lose a more significant amount of weight, any goal would seem less attainable, and for obvious reasons there is a substantial fear of not being able to attain that goal. This is why it is necessary to break down a long term goal into more achievable short term goals. One pound per week equals 4 pounds per month equals 48 pounds per year. It’s simple. Two pounds per week equals eight pounds per month equals 96 pounds per year.