The thought of putting your favorite dress on 20 pounds lighter than you were the last time you wore it can be an exciting thought, but finding an effective method that works for you could be more overwhelming than you originally anticipated. However, there is no need to be scared, or worry because we've uncovered a few secrets that'll help you reach your goal, and keep the weight off for good. Here are a few simple lifestyle choices that you can make to begin your weight loss journey...

1. Love yourself.

Seeing yourself in a negative way, and constantly being down on yourself aren't going to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Research has actually proven that loving yourself, and your body can lead to surprising weight loss. If you are more confident in yourself, you are more likely to stay motivated, and continue your weight loss pursuit until the end.

Just be sure to properly nourish your body throughout the day, and give yourself positive reinforcement for all the amazing things you do.

Tell yourself that you're doing a good job, compliment yourself in the mirror every morning, and give yourself the credit you deserve for moving towards a healthier weight.

2. Strong is the new sexy.

When it comes to weight loss, strong really is the new sexy because more strength training equals more fat loss. As you lose weight, you also begin to lose some of your lean muscle mass.

One of the best ways to fight against that issue is to begin weight based strength training 3 to 5 days a week depending on your experience in the weight room, and the intensity of each session.

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