How do you do that?  Use the Step Method. 


  • Make your goal to lose NO MORE THAN 10% of your current weight.
    • If you weigh 200 pounds, that means you would set a goal to lose 20 lbs.  If you weight 300 pounds, lose 30 pounds and so on.
  • Next, see if you can maintain that 10% loss for at least one straight month.
  • Do not be tempted to keep losing weight.  Remember how many times you’ve stayed on a diet for too long and then threw caution to the wind and overeating.  What comes next?  You know….you have the thought “I’m off my diet, I might as well just give up.”
  • NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS – DO NOT STOP BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.  Keep walking or swimming or doing yoga.  If you get bored with this, try kick boxing or dancing.  Keep your body moving!!
  • After you’ve maintained your 10% of weight loss, then if you choose, ramp up your plan and work on losing another 10%.  After you’ve accomplished this, maintain again for at least one month. 


Important Success Tips

  • Don’t start your weight loss program unless you feel committed and ready to do what it takes.
  • Don’t every “go on a diet” – this means don’t ever go hungry; don’t keep yourself from eating three meals a day and 1-2 snacks.  Remember you have to eat to lose weight.