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10 Slim-Down Strategies You Can Count On

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When it comes to weight loss, these are the numbers that truly matter

 

Small steps, big success

The devil is in the details—and nowhere is this cliché truer than with weight loss programs. It’s the small decisions that add up to change, and that’s a good thing, says William Dietz, MD, PhD, with the CDC: “If you can count it, you can change it.”

The 10 countable steps that follow will add up to victory over unwanted pounds. But don’t try them all at once. “It’s like renovating a house; most people do better taking one room at a time,” says John Jakicic, PhD, director of the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. “Start with the easiest tactic. Once you master it, move on.”

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