How to Correctly Set Weight Loss Goals

Posted by on 11th Apr 2016

Are you wondering how to correctly set weight loss goals? First things first, you should begin by measuring all parts of your body that you are wanting to lose inches from and record it. When planning how many inches or pounds you want to lose, you should choose realistic numbers that you will be able to achieve. If you choose unrealistic numbers and set the bar too high, your chances of success will be less likely and you will feel like you have failed. Begin with setting small goals. Small goals are easier to achieve and once you make that goal, you can make another small goal. Next, you should monitor your progress. Using measurements to monitor your progress is more appropriate than setting a specific weight you want to weigh. Most people calculate their BMI to see what weight range they should be around and this can lead to problems. Your BMI does not fully assess how much muscle and fat that you have. Lastly, keep a daily journal of your progress and personal notes. For example, consider why you are wanting to lose weight and write about it. You can also log how you feel each day, what exercises you did, what you ate that day, motivation tips, etc. Overall, you should examine your habits that you have now and make permanent changes to better your health. For example, consider what you eat and how active you are now. Then you can make necessary changes that will lead you to improve your health and aid in your weight loss journey. By just doing these simple steps, you will begin to see a change not only in your body, but your mood as well!