Setting a weight loss resolution takes careful thought and planning. Without planning, you may veer off path or delay getting to your goal. So, think deeply about how to lose weight in 2019 along with your goals and why you want to achieve them. Then, be determined to create a SMART goal.
Before starting on the Almased weight loss journey, set your intentions in a structured way to help you stay on course for success. Here’s how you can create your SMART goals.
Goals Must Be Specific
I want to become healthy. (least specific)
I want to lose weight and become healthier. (more specific)
I want to lose 20 pounds in a healthy manner. (most specific)
Goals Must Be Measurable
Exactly what measures success? Drop 20 pounds? Lose 10 inches?
Goals Must Be Actionable
Be clear and realistic about what you will do to achieve your goal:
I will fast with Almased Shakes for 3 days. I will eat no more than 1200 calories daily. I will choose healthy foods (make a meal planner). I will not eat fried foods. I will exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week. All do-able!
Goals Must Be Relevant
Avoid setting too many goals at a time and keep them relevant.
Don’t resolve to downsize your home, making a career change, going back to school and losing weight all at once. Divide a major goal into smaller relevant ones like I want to be healthy, I want to lose 20 pounds, I want to eat healthfully and eliminate junk foods, or I want to start a yoga class.
Goals Must Be Time-based
I want to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks. Therefore, I’ll plan to lose one pound a week. I want to buy new clothes - at least one size smaller - by spring break.
Here is the sad fact – most New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside. Not always because we lacked effort, but partly because of how our goals were structured.
Remember: A goal is more than a fantasy about what you want to do, have, or become. When done right, a goal becomes your GPS navigation system complete with re-routing ability, directing you how to stay on course.
After you have made your weight loss resolution, determine what you will use to help get you there. Will it be Almased shakes, a meal plan, exercise program or all of the about?