Why Are Goals Important?

Studies show that physical and psychological well-being are closely linked to a greater understanding of objectives and goals. Objectives are essentially the step each of us will take to achieve our ultimate goals.

The purpose of these objectives is to remind us of the progress we are making on our journey to weight loss, especially on days where we feel as though we have plateaued. Having a strong list of objectives allows us to track progress and achieve a greater satisfaction throughout the process of losing weight and changing our lifestyles.

5 Tips To Achieve Your Health Goals

1. Read Food Labels

Pre-packaged food has all the information needed to make healthy food choices. These labels include information about the calorie content, the different kinds of fat, the sodium levels, and serving size recommendations. Learning how to read these labels can help you tailor your food to fit your nutritional needs. Furthermore, learning more about the contents being put in your body makes you more aware and conscious of how your food helps or hurts when it comes to achieving your goals.

2. Use A Smaller Plate

Having a full plate of food can make us feel obligated to finish, or clear, our plate. An easy solution to this possible overeating habit is to use a smaller plate during meals at home. This smaller plate will help our bodies adjust to smaller serving sizes without going hungry in the meantime. Additionally, these smaller plates and bowls will allow our stomach proper time to recognize that it is full. Reduced portion sizes can help you achieve your health goals while still feeling full.

3. Don’t Ban Foods

Banning foods can make you fixate and crave them more. There is no rule that says that losing weight means getting rid of your favorite foods. Learn how to read the labels, discover what is in your favorite food, and enjoy these foods with proper portion control and moderation. Moderation is key to helping you achieve your health goals while still being able to enjoy your favorite foods on occasion.

4. Don’t Stock Junk Food

Keeping junk food around makes the probability of giving into cravings much more likely. Instead, keep healthy snacks around the home such as fruits, natural juices, or unsweetened snacks such as popcorn around. Having small, healthy, foods around for when you really need a snack is one way of reducing unnecessary calories from your diet, bringing you closer to your goal.

5. Cut Down On Alcohol

Alcohol can pack many unexpected calories and carbohydrates, especially if you are drinking late in the day when there is less chance to burn off the calories. For example, some glasses of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate. Over time, these calories can add up and contribute to unwanted weight gain. Swapping alcohol for a more healthful drink such as water, can help you reduce your intake of unwanted calories, and help you lose weight.

At WeightMatters we have a multidisciplinary team who can offer health, diet and lifestyle coaching for lasting wellness, and help you reach your health and weight goals. Here are some of our services we recommend for this:

Weight Loss Therapy– talking therapy to help you change old patterns that are keeping you stuck and limiting your life.

Nutritional Therapy– to help you manage stress, sleep and eating for optimal health.