Losing Weight? Take a Picture

Selfies might be good for something after all.

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Before you slink away from the camera, hear us out: Documenting your slim-down can inspire you to stay on track, says Chris Powell, trainer and coauthor of the new book Extreme Transformation. It's hard to see your own day-by-day progress in the mirror, he points out, so the pics help you recognize how far you've come.

1. Strip Down 

Fewer layers reveal the more surprising payoffs (slimmer shoulders!).

2. Repeat Weekly

Display the series where you'll see it daily to get the full view of your success.

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This story originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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