Frank Salvatore
Health and Lifestyle

Set Your Diet Goals

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Setting your dieting goals is highly essential when following a proper diet plan. If you do not set your goals, you will never have the determination and dedication to pursue the same. A proper diet plan can only be achieved through setting of a proper goal.To begin with, when setting your goals for dieting, make sure you set a goal that is realistic and achievable. You must have a goal to analyze whether you are succeeding or failing with your diet plan. You can set a goal by deciding to, lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Your diet should be planned, along with your other fitness regimes, to achieve this specific goal.

A dieting goal is almost like having a measuring stick to track your progress on a daily basis. If you find yourself failing, then you know that you have been lagging behind and can make adjustments to succeed. On the otherhand, if you feel that you are way ahead and have lost those pounds well in advance of your goal’s time frame,then you can have a little celebration!

You must know how to set your dieting goals. Remember, if you set unrealistic goals, you’re less likely to acheive your goal and you will become discouraged and may even give up on your plan altogether. This is the reason why your dieting goals must be extremely realistic to help you reach your goal with a little dedication and determination.

Start with small achievable targets or short term targets and work to the longer range goal. If your end result is to lose 40 pounds then have that as your long term target but set short term goals to only 10 pounds at a time. Instead of trying to take a big leap at one go, use baby steps to acheive your goal! Simple achievable targets are not only more rewarding but are motivating too as you move from one level success to another.

Try not to be discouraged if you fall short of your goal. If you lose 9 pounds instead of 10 look back at you plan and see where you can make adjustments to acheive your goal. Any wieght loss is a success you celebrate your success and move forward. You know yourself better than anyone and will be able to fix either your goal or your plan to make it more acheivable. Even when it comes to your plan make sure you are following one that guarantees success. If you don’t like soup, don’t follow a meal plan that requires you to eat mostly soaps. Trend diets should always be avoided anyways. They may offer quick results but they are often short lived. Instead a healthy, balanced diet and an exercise plan where you consume fewer calories than you’re using is the best plan to follow.

Reward yourself at each milestone. The best rewards for a weight loss regime are not food based. You don’t want to fall off the wagon because you’ve decided to reward yourself with a chocolate cake. Choose other rewards that go along with your goal, like a new outfit in a smaller size or a beach holiday where you can show off your new fit body….

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