SMART Goal Setting

No More Dieting

Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows that I am not a believer in "dieting".  All too often people get stuck on the roller-coaster of deprivation and excess leading to yo-yo-ing weights.  I believe in lifestyle changes.  That means changing one (or a few, depending on how ambitious you want to get) small thing at a time, and changing it for good.  It is those incremental steps that get us to effective weight management over the course of a lifetime.  [We're not looking for x pounds on your high school reunion night, we're looking for healthy living day in and day out.]

SMART Goal Setting

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So that brings me to goal setting...  Starting with a goal that is SMART will help start you on the right pathway to accomplishing it!

S - Specific

M - Measurable

A - Attainable

R - Relevant

T - Time-bound

I am doing a presentation next week (eee! I always love engaging with groups and seeing what they react strongest to from my presentations) and plan to conclude on this very topic.  I know I've discussed goal setting here on Witty Nutrition before, but I can't emphasize enough how important it is to write your goals down and to hold yourself accountable.  In health and nutrition and in life.  It is a very effective tool.

So what are your goals?  How have you been doing with ones previously established?