Each January millions of people set weight loss goals and after a few days they forget about them, there is a reason for that, the goals are vague, in this post, I am going to share with you how to set smart weight loss goals.
Setting weight loss goals is one of the most important actions you can take towards getting to your desired weight.
I will spare you all the statistics and studies, but it has been proven that those who set goals and WRITE THEM DOWN are much more likely to hit those goals.
You should always set goals when losing weight. If you do not set your goals, then it’s very possible that your whole dieting plan might not go the way you imagine it.
What are SMART weight loss goals?
S Specific What will be accomplished? What actions will you take?
M Measurable What data will measure the goal? (How much? How well?
A Achievable Is the goal doable? Do you have the necessary skills and resources?
R Relevant How does the goal align with broader goals? Why is the result important?
T Time-Bound What is the time frame for accomplishing the goal?
Here is the process to set up smart weight loss goals.
What is your current situation right now?
List all your eating habits, food preferences, everything that could affect your weight loss. Working out, etc.
What is the reason you want to lose weight?
This could be an upcoming event, summer, or even for a certain special someone. List the single BIGGEST reason you can think of.
What are the benefits you get from your weight loss?
List AS MANY as you can. It can be health, better energy, admired by a partner, etc. This should be your main motivator.
Your Goal. “I want to lose XX lbs of weight in XX days”
Write this in bold and make it really sink in. I would personally say that putting more than 10 lbs per 2 weeks is not realistic, especially if this is your first attempt at a goal like this. Be realistic. You must write “I won’t” not “I wish”
Write everything down and look at that paper every day. Put it into a place where you can see it.
Once you see it every day, you will constantly be reminded of WHY you do this and what the benefits are.
BE PERSISTENT ONCE YOU TAKE ACTION BECAUSE IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EASY STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. You must definitely want to lose weight.
If you see yourself making excuses rather than STARTING a diet that is effective, you should think about why you don’t really want to lose weight. You must be able to step out of your comfort zone and JUST DO IT!
That is it, follow the above plan to set your smart weight loss goals, if you need any help or anything else let me know in the comment section below or just contact me via the contact form here.