Let Metro Weight Loss Help You Get to Your Ideal Weight and Stay There
When you’re unhappy with your weight and you’ve made the decision to do something about it, you naturally want the unwanted pounds to disappear overnight. It’s great to be motivated, but you need to be careful, when you embark on a weight loss regimen, that you don’t set the bar too high. If you do, you may simply be setting yourself up for failure. At Metro Weight Loss, we understand the desire to get to your ideal weight as soon as possible, and will work closely with you to manage your weight loss, so that you don’t give up because your goal remains too far in the distance.
The Consequences of Setting Unrealistic Goals
It’s a basic component of being human—we all love to be rewarded. We find it easier to keep moving down the path toward a long-term goal if we can see tangible progress, if the end continues to be just a little bit clearer. That’s the principal challenge with setting an unrealistic goal at the beginning of a significant venture. It’s like being on the ocean and looking for land. If there’s no solid ground in sight, day after day, week after week, you start to subconsciously believe that you’ll never find land. If you set a weight loss goal that’s too aggressive, you’ll typically find it harder to resist a snack (or even a binge) here and there—after all, your discipline doesn’t seem to have brought you that much closer to where you want to be.
There’s research to back this up. A study at the University of Pennsylvania found that:
- Setting a target weight is a highly effective way to lose and maintain weight
- Setting an unrealistic goal more often than not leads to failure
Accordingly, if you are substantially overweight, you will likely have more success in reaching your long-term weight goal by breaking your target down into smaller increments. If you want to lose 75 pounds, start with a goal to lose 25 pounds…and reward yourself when you do. Then set a new goal to lose 25 pounds. Your chances of success will be significantly greater.
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