Setting Weight-Loss Goals
- Q How should I set a weight-loss goal?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineSet realistic weight-loss goals. Forget the supermarket tabloids that scream: “Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!” Weight-management experts recommend losing weight at a pace of about two pounds a month - 7,500 calories a month, or just 1,875... Full Answer
- Q How can I set realistic weight loss goals?
Dr. John Norcross, PsychologyWhen you're setting goals, you should dream big and bold. As president Harry Truman put it, “You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one.” But it's important to distinguish subgoals from long-term goals. This... Full Answer
- Q Why should I write down my weight loss goals?
Dr. Andrea Pennington, Integrative MedicineWhen we put our dreams and goals on paper we set them firmly into our hidden source of energy and enthusiasm: our subconscious mind and our soul. Carry the list of motivating factors with you and think about them throughout the day. And when you're... Full Answer
- Q Why should I understand why I want to lose weight?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYou know if you need to lose weight. You can tell by the way you look, by the way you feel, and whether your clothes feel tighter than an unopened pickle jar. But to be able to make changes—sustainable changes—you not only have to know what... Full Answer