Summer is right around the corner and everyone wants to drop those extra pounds!

Dr. Steven Lamm and organizing expert Julie Morgenstern reveal their simple tips on how to lose weight and get healthy.

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Doctor’s Orders:
1. Make an appointment with your doctor: It’s important to see your doctor before you start trying to lose weight. Have an open and honest discussion with them and set your weight loss goals together.

2. Determine what your body mass index number is: BMI is a measure doctors use to see if a person’s weight is in the normal, overweight or obese category. A BMI of 25-29.9 is considered overweight and a BMI of 30+ is considered obese. Work with your doctor to determine what an appropriate goal should be when it comes to your BMI and weight.

3. Losing a small amount of weight can impact your health: Many people think losing 50 pounds is the only way, but setting smaller goals is a better way to get healthy. If you are obese or overweight with a related health condition, losing 3-5% of your body weight may help lower your triglycerides, blood sugar and A1C levels (a measure of blood sugar) over time.

Get Organized:
1. Stop worrying about the size of your clothes: It can be frustrating and disheartening to stare at clothes you think you can fit into. You have to make a promise to yourself to stop worrying about the size of your clothes. You have to focus on your health, rather than the size of your clothes because it will only bring down your self-esteem.

2. De-clutter your closet and get rid of clothes that don’t fit: It’s important to get rid of too-tight clothes that might be physically and mentally holding you back from the path to weight loss. Keeping items in your closet that don’t fit anymore is a symptom of living in the past and can bring you down.

3. Organize your closet: Transforming your closet into a clean, organized and positive place that reflects your personality and can provide motivation about your weight loss goals. Organizing your closet is an opportunity for you to obtain your goals and have more space to fill with clothing that fits you and makes you feel good.

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