GET IN TO A
STATE OF MIND
The 10 pound Diet Hack is a RULE
The rule is;
YOU CANNOT SET A SHORT TERM WEIGHT LOSS GOAL LARGER THAN 10 POUNDS,
regardless of how much you have to lose, or want to lose!
Anybody can lose 10 pounds - THE CHALLENGE IS TO keep it off forever?
How many times have you lost the same 10 pounds?
The goal of losing weight in 10 pound chunks :) is to establish a "lifestyle" that fosters a more natural bodyweight. Losing weight is easy, keeping it off is where we all screw up.
Practicing maintenance between your 10 pound fat loss diets, ingrains some healthy behaviours and habits that you will use when you reach your eventual goal. Every time you hit a 10 pound milestone you back up and regroup. You hold this 10 pound loss for 2 weeks to 2 months or more before setting your next 10 pound goal.
Maintenance is the Goal!
During this maintenance stage your goal is to hold the weight, no up or down, while living a less structured weight loss life, less tracking of food, taking a few more cheat days. Even though you're easing up a bit, you're still following the rules and lessons you learned while losing the last 10 pounds of fat.
When you're ready, make plans for the next round. Look for areas that you could improve upon and hold on to the things that worked for you. Each round of a 10 pound fat loss will teach you new things about yourself as you accept things that work for you and discard those that don't.
Repeat this process for as long as it takes, TEN pounds at a time.