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In order to help yourself stay focused on your weight loss goals, try setting weekly and monthly short-term goals as well as your final long term goal. This will keep you from getting frustrated and instead help you focus on the progress that you have been making all along.
Try sucking on some ice if you are trying to lose weight. This is an effective way to reduce the urge to snack as it distracts your mouth and makes your brain think that you are eating.
A good way to help you lose weight and be successful with your diet is to not dwell too much about your progress. Stay busy with work or with your friends and family and try not too much about your weight loss. Thinking about it too much can cause you to lose motivation because you want to see results right away.