5 Tips for Setting
Realistic Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss may seem
daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Setting realistic weight loss goals will
help you feel better both inside and out. From how to set goals to how to track
them, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about creating goals you can
stick to.

With a ChiroThin
program, we make it easy for you to make your health a priority. Our quick tips
below will help you create a weight loss plan you’ll actually want to stay on.

1. Use Small Goals to
Help You Reach Your Big Goals

While having grand
weight loss goals is great, if you set your goals too high, you may have
trouble keeping up with your high standards. Use small goals as stepping
stones to reach your bigger goals. 

Let’s say your big
weight loss goal is to lose 40 pounds. Small goals could include, cooking your
own meals six days a week. Another small goal could be cutting out alcohol
during the week and working out five days. 

If you’re trying to
accomplish your 40-pound weight loss goal in five months, these small goals
could help you lose the eight pounds you need monthly. On ChiroThin, patients
have lost up to and over 25 – 35 pounds in 6 weeks.

2. Keep Your Goals
Handy

To help you achieve
your goals, there’s nothing like writing them out the old-fashion way. You can
write them out on paper, put them on your phone, 
use an app, or keep them on your computer. The act
of writing or typing them out helps give you the time to reflect.

Writing out your goals
will help you determine what’s really important to your overall health. While
losing weight is important, maybe lowering your blood pressure or walking more
is also a goal. Our ChiroThin programs are
designed to help you with more health goals than just weight loss.

Keep your goals
somewhere you can see them. This can be your fridge, your desk at work, or your
phone. Keeping them visible will help keep you accountable. This also gives you
a place to refer back to. You’ll be able to check-in and see how you’re progressing
on a weight loss goal chart.

Your goal chart is
also a great place to store meal and fitness plans. You can keep recipes, meal
prep ideas, workout plans, and more in the folder with your goals. If you
aren’t keeping track of your progress, it’s easy to push weight loss off your
to-do list.

3. Change Your Mindset
Regarding Time

Everyone is busy.
Between work, family, and other obligations, it’s easy to fall into the trap
that you don’t have enough time to be healthy. It’s hard to lose weight if you
go in with this mindset.

One of the best things
you can do for yourself is to take a deep look at how you spend your time. If
you stay up until midnight watching television it’s hard to wake up early and
work out. Make small shifts in your schedule so you aren’t creating goals you
can’t stick to.

If you’re a night owl,
you won’t all of a sudden start going to bed at eight. Shift your bedtime half
an hour a week. Doing these small shifts could lead to an earlier wake-up and a
morning workout or walk.

Working out doesn’t
have to take hours out of your day. You may be surprised at how much time you
actually have to fit a workout in. Use a running stroller to run with your
kids. Do an 
online workout with ChiroThin while your child plays or between
conference calls at home. Take a meeting on your phone while you get a walk-in.

4. Keep Your Goals
Attainable

Setting too lofty of a
goal could lead to feeling overwhelmed. When you feel overwhelmed, you’re far
more likely to shut down. Set goals that you know you can achieve.

Trying to lose too
much weight a month, could lead to unhealthy habits. It also isn’t sustainable.
Keeping your goals manageable will help you stick to them. It won’t feel like a
burden if your goal fits easily into your day-to-day life.

When you achieve your
goals, it’s also a nice treat to set up weight loss goal rewards. These rewards
can be something small that makes you feel good about achieving your goal. In
addition to weight loss goals, you can also have goals for lowering your 
body mass index or lowering your blood pressure, for
example. 

5. Do What You Love

If you hate spin class,
this isn’t a good fitness activity for you. If you set a goal of one spin class
a week, you’ll dread going to the class. Instead, choose an activity you love.

When working out is
something you love doing it won’t feel like a chore. Working out will be your
favorite time of the day. If you love walking or running, make running a
fitness goal.

Do what you love, and
you may even find yourself going longer than your goal. Your fitness routine
will soon become part of the fabric of your day. If you make working out too
difficult, you’re far more likely to skip workout days.

How-To Set Realistic
Weight Loss Goals

When
it comes to weight loss goals, setting small, achievable goals is key. Make
fitness and healthy eating a part of your daily life without changing your life
completely. Simple goals such as cooking at home or walking each day could be
easier to achieve than you may have thought.

Are you ready to get started on the path to a
healthier you? Learn more about the 
ChiroThin weight loss program to decide if it’s right for you!  Click here to request an appointment or call us
at (630)961-1888