Setting realistic weight loss goals is crucial to any diet. If you set them too high and miss them, you may abandon your diet. Why struggle as hard as you are working and give up eating sweets if you are not seeing the progress you wanted? Set your weight loss goals too low and you may procrastinate. I still have 10 more days to lose 2 pounds – so I can still eat whatever I want for the rest of today. Finding that balance is important to remaining motivated and reaching your desired goal.
Start at the end
The easiest goal to set is your final goal. Once you have that established, you can then pick an end date.
Where do you want to be at the end of your diet?
The first step is defining what the weight level you want to achieve is.