Don’t focus on a target weight. By its very nature, healthy and lasting weight loss comes slowly. It can be frustrating to see the needle barely budge, especially when you hit plateaus. A better way to track your progress is to pick a piece of clothing – a sexy top or pair of jeans you’d love to fit into again – and use that to measure how your body is changing. This tip worked for Mariah Carey while she lost weight on Jenny Craig after giving birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan on April 30. She claims she never stepped on a scale, but instead gauged her success by a how easy she could shimmy into a red dress.
Why it’ll make you feel good: Each time you get closer to zipping up those jeans you’ll get an instant motivation boost.