Health Tip: Commit to Losing Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight takes a plan, goals, desire and a firm commitment to succeed.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer these suggestions:

  • Make the decision that you are going to lose weight and change your lifestyle.
  • Write out and sign a contract to yourself.
  • Write down the steps of your commitment, including how much weight you want to lose, dietary plans, weight loss goal dates, and a plan for regular exercise.
  • Write down the reasons why you want to lose weight. Post them in a visible spot as a reminder.