Setting goals for your diet plan is as essential as exercising. Have you ever seen a football team make it to the Super Bowl without certain well-defined goals. Every sports team from pee wee to the pro sets goals and not just long-term goals.
This process ofis very important and critical for you . The goals you set define what you need to do to . It becomes your road map to looking and feeling good on any diet plan. Use the goals as a model of different needs and activities, in other words make it your guide to and keep it off.
When you decide toyou cannot mentally grasp what it would take to lose 40 pounds or more. Your mind can accept losing two pounds a week and understand the different steps it would take to achieve this goal. If you said I want to lose 50 pounds and stopped their how would you meet this goal and how long would it take. What about after you have achieved this goal do you go back to eating what got you obese. No you plan a maintenance program.
When you sit down to decide what goals you need to lose weight, take your time and do it in pencil at first. Get a piece of paper and set up three (3) groups or columns. Put a heading on them such as Daily/Weekly Goals, Intermediate Goals and long-term goals. Start with your long-term goal, Is it a weight amount you need to lose if you are not sure this is the time to make sure that you have the correct amount. Decide what your ideal weight should be and go from their. You know what you weigh now so do the math and come up with something you can live with.
After you have decided the amount of weight to lose it is time to figure a time frame that will be a doable. Take the amount of weight you need to lose and divide it by 2 pounds a week. This will be the number of weeks that it should take to lose your weight. From there you can plan Intermediate goals.
The intermediate goals are goals that can be like sign posts on a road or highway. They are designed to keep you going ion the correct direction. These goals can be hitting certain marks at certain times and giving yourself a reward for achieving these goals. It can be a dinner out a bottle of wine you like it can be anything you choose as long as you have attained the goal. Set these goals as possibly monthly goals but always make them attainable but goals that force you to work at them.
The daily/ weekly goals should be planned for a month and should be able to be used every month. You want to lose 2 pound every week, set this as your goal and then outline what you will do daily and then weekly to meet this goal. Be specific in your goals, write what and how you will attain these goals for the week. Explain as a goal how often and even as to what you will do to lose weight. Do not be afraid to map out your exercise program as part of the goals you set to lose weight and keep it off.
Plan for success and do it in a way that you can be mentally prepared and be understanding about how you are going to get their. Leave nothing to chance when it comes to your diet and health.