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Set Achievable Goals

We’re halfway into the year. When it comes to health goals, what goals did you set and have they been realistically possible?

Unrealistic Goals:

Beware of asking too much of yourself right away. This can be unsustainable, and in some cases, extremely unhealthy. Check out a few examples of unrealistic goals below, and make sure that these aren’t on YOUR list…

  • Weight loss of 10 pounds or more per month.
  • Exercising every day.
  • No restaurant dining.
  • No snacking.
  • No desserts.
  • A strict, “go-hungry” diet.
  • Skipping breakfast or lunch every day.
  • Buying specialty foods that promise weight loss.

Realistic Goals:

Realistic goals can be challenging, but should be achievable. Look for ways to improve your lifestyle, diet, and activities, but remember to start slowly. Take a look at a few examples of realistic goals below…

  • Try a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per month.
  • Aim to exercise an average of 5-6 days per week.
  • Learn to make better choices at restaurants.
  • Try new, healthful foods.
  • Find satisfying snacks that are low in calories.
  • Share an occasional dessert with other people but keep it from becoming an everyday occurrence.
  • Follow MyPlate’s advice and enjoy your food, but eat less of it. Practice portion control.
  • Eat healthful, lean breakfasts and lunches that are high in fiber.
  • Enjoy plenty of fruits and veggies, cooked whole grains, and lean protein foods.

Sample Goals:

  • Aim for a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per month.
  • Make a conscious effort to buy and eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Plan your grocery shopping ahead of time to avoid random purchases.
  • Manage the food you keep on hand and go out for occasional treats rather than keeping them around the house.
  • Make better and smaller choices when you eat at restaurants. Try soup and salad as your entree, or an appetizer and a salad.
  • When possible, bring a bag lunch from home. Packing your own lunch makes it easier to control the calories and contents.
  • Keep high-calorie snack foods out of the house. They are less tempting that way!

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information is for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any action.

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