Someone who wants to motivate themselves to lose weight should set realistic diet goals, according to WebMD. People who set small goals are more likely to achieve them than those who aim for rapid weight loss. More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Key factors in motivation include setting a goal, making a plan, maintaining a positive outlook, recognizing and rewarding any progress, and asking for help if necessary. Sharing the goal with others is helpful. Peers pr... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Burning 500 more calories than eating each day for a week is a good way to lose 1 pound a week, according to WebMD. Eating less food and exercising are other ways to lose weight. Reducing starches and sodium reduces wate... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

To lose weight naturally, create goals for yourself, change your approach to food, improve your diet and exercise regularly. It is possible to lose three pounds or more in the first week through exercise and healthy eati... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

It's possible to lose weight in three weeks by eating a healthy diet and exercising, according to WebMD. By taking this approach, some people lose up to three pounds per week. More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Most experts agree that the easiest way to lose weight is by eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing consumption of sugar and processed carbohydrates. Adh... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

To lose weight quickly and for free, follow one of the many available diet and exercise plans featured by organizations such as WebMD, the Mayo Clinic and the United States Department of Agriculture. For rapid weight los... More » Health Nutrition & Diets