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Set realistic goals
You want specific, short- and long-term goals that are attainable. That way you’re more likely to stick with your diet. Don’t expect instant results “I tell people it takes four weeks to feel better, six week to see some differences, and really a full eight weeks to see a lot of changes and long-term results,” says London.
Goals shouldn’t just focus on weight loss, adds Waehner. “Set goals to work out a certain number of times a week so you have something tangible to check off your to-do list,” she says. “Seeing how many workouts you get in each week will motivate you to keep going.”