Setting Weight Loss Goals: The SMART Goal Checklist
Setting goals is an important part of a successful weight loss plan. Not only should people have a clear goal in mind regarding the desired end result (outcome goal), but they should also have a solid plan of how to achieve that result (process goal). An example of an outcome goal is losing 15 pounds; an example of a process goal is to limit sugar intake to under 10 grams a day. A goal-oriented plan for both outcome and process goals provides motivation and focus. A good plan to follow is the SMART goal checklist.
The SMART goal checklist is an effective tool for setting weight-loss goals.