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Why Setting a Goal of Losing 10 Pounds May Be Ticket To Success

Part of my over twenty years of living and now working in nutrition has been learning through reading and sharing that information with my clients. My emphasis is on weight-loss and working with personal trainers with the eating properly part of the “eat right and exercise equation”.

There are studies that were conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They have shown that obese men and women who set a more modest goal of losing just 5%–10% of their body weight are more likely to succeed than those who set more extreme goals. This is an important study because by starting off with a more modest and achievable goal such as losing 10 LBS, one’s success rate goes up significantly.

Through my articles, I am going to share one book at a time. The book that I am reading currently and want to share is Just 10 LBS Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want (Finally) by Brad Lamm, Founder of Change Institute. The Foreward is  written by MEHMET OZ, M.D. from the Dr. Oz television show.

The introduction covers Brad’s life from growing up and witnessing  unhealthy diets and unhealthy relationships with food to his own personal battles and journey through addition including additions with food and his battles with eating disorders as well.

He paints a story of how if most people were given three wishes, one would be to be thinner. I found that interesting and as I think even about the top two resolutions each year, one is always to lose weight and be healthier. That’s pretty amazing that most people want this but currently we are in an obesity epidemic with 61% of America being over-weight.

Brad sets the stage in describing what this book can do for us and how the chapters are outlined. It all of course goes back to one thing and that is one decision, the “all bridges burned  commitment to change”, and the action steps taken to make that change with no turning back.

These 10 Steps Are Sure To Help In Your Weight-Loss Success*

Step 1: Live the Love-Centered Diet

Step 2: Start a Moving Meditation

Step 3: Develop a Daily Practice

Step 4: Appreciate Your Body

Step 5: Love Yourself Thin

Step 6: Maintain Loving Connections

Step7: Eliminate Excuses

Step 8: Examine Your Battleground Beliefs

Step 9: Connect with Higher-Source Thinking

Step 10: Pay It Forward

These are easy steps and I’ll share more with Brad and how he explains them. He recommends getting a journal and his book and journal are available at or Amazon.

*Purchase JUST 10 LBS by Brad Lamm to read complete book and to help with your personal success.

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