Set Weight Loss Targets Not Goals!


Set Weight Loss Targets

If you are new to goal setting, it is important to understand the difference in simply posting a sticker on the refrigerator that says "Lose Weight" and really setting the target to shed the unwanted pounds and keep them off. The post-it on the wall is simply wishful thinking, where the targets you create for your goal involves establishing realistic timelines as well as managing your expectations and strategies for achieving them. Most goal attainment is simply a build-up of small accomplishments that resulted from the actionable steps you established to reach a particular benchmark. With everything in writing, it becomes a much easier task when you need to make adjustments as you learn more about your goal and yourself.

It is one thing to wish you had the figure of a super model but that may or may not be attainable. A good way to test the plausibility of your wishes is to take the time to formulate a game plan by setting a series of targets that you would have to hit to get to where you want to be. Now add some realistic timelines (or benchmarks) that need to be reached for you to be successful and be honest with yourself in measuring the personal sacrifices required. If hitting your target involves running two marathons a day or not eating for the rest of your life, chances are good that this isn't a realistic goal.

Dropping 10 pounds fast and restoring your good health are different paradigms. Fast weight loss to fit into your college clothes can often be accomplished with a short-term sacrifice of carbohydrates. But, it is important to understand that low-carb diets are notorious for losing fat and water quickly, only to put the weight back on when you resume your original eating habits. Losing 50 pounds on the other hand will require you to set a series of targets; and to maintain the proper motivation, you will need to celebrate every achievement. At the Metabolic Research Center, we understand the need for celebrations and our weight loss specialists can help you set the targets you need to succeed. Call or stop by today to get a fresh start on your attaining your target weight.

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