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Published by Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD on Mar 9, 2016

Here’s a weight loss/weight management tip……

Set S.M.A.R.T. goals

It you’re not familiar with this acronym, it’s time to get introduced. Any goal you set, whether for weight loss or anything else, needs to be this – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.

When a goal meets these conditions, your odds of achieving it are greatly increased.

Here’s an example of using S.M.A.R.T. for goal-setting: “I will walk for 30 minutes 5 days a week for the next month to help lose weight.” This goal is achievable, realistic, specifies what or how you’ll go about achieving the goal, it’s measurable and timely.

Setting goals for weight loss/management in this manner, keeps you focused and provides a road map of how you’re going to get from point A to point B. Write down your S.M.A.R.T. goals, put them into practice and watch your dreams become reality.

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Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD

Cheryl Mussatto MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Institutional Management from Kansas State University. She is a clinical dietitian for Cotton O’Neil Clinics in Topeka and Osage City; an adjunct professor for Allen Community College, Burlingame, KS where she teaches Basic Nutrition; and is a freelance writer and blog contributor for Dr. David Samadi, Urologic Oncologist Expert and World Renowned Robotic Surgeon in New York City. Cheryl is also the author of The Nourished Brain, The Latest Science on Food’s Power for Protecting the Brain from Alzheimers and Dementia and The Prediabetes Action Plan and Cookbook, both available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions.