These are just a few weight loss tips that you will need to stay focused on as you work to reduce your weight. Remember, weight loss requires a commitment to a new lifestyle. You CAN do it! Weight loss can take many months (in fact, it works better that way), so work to make a positive lifestyle change and you will see progress. Look at it this way, don't try and lose weight. Don't try and diet. Make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and the weight loss will naturally happen.If a person, now aged 40, weighs 160 pounds and the long-term plan is to weigh 120, even if they have not weighed 120 since they were 16 is not a realistic weight loss goal. These type of long-term weight loss plans are more ambitious than they should be to maintain a healthy life.