It's much easier to think of losing 5 pounds than it is to think of losing 50 pounds
, which can seem daunting. Once you've reached the first goal
of 5 pounds
, it's easier to reset the goal for another 5 pounds.
In addition, making small changes helps, much more than trying to make huge ones. Too many times, we "go on a diet", and while weight is lost, most people don't stay on the "diet" forever, so weight is regained once the person goes off the diet.