• MyFit

Changing Your Lifestyle: The Importance of Performance and Habit-Based Goals


With all the healthy eating talk, it can be easy to overlook something very important. You aren’t just making simple decisions about what to eat, you are changing

your lifestyle! In order to change your lifestyle, in any way, you must set out your goals

beforehand.


Any person who has ever gone on a "diet," started an exercise regimen, or otherwise

tried to lose fat knows what it is like to set goals. The problem, though, starts with what

type of goals you are setting for yourself. Yes, indeed, there are multiple different types of goals out there. You have to know how to set the right ones for you, so you can be as successful as possible in achieving your ultimate overarching goal, which is to burn fat.

While “losing fat” might be your general goal, it is too ambiguous. The kinds of goals you need to set for yourself are far more narrow than that.


Introducing: the three different kinds of fat loss goals.


A goal such as “losing fat” is what could be called an outcome-based goal. You will want

one outcome-based goal as your guide, but it should be specific. Rather than “I want to

lose fat,” you should say, “I want to lose 10 pounds of fat.” This is a measurable and

specific marker. You will need to write down your goal and refer to it later.

A goal such as “losing fat” is what could be called an outcome-based goal. You will want

one outcome-based goal as your guide, but it should be specific. Rather than “I want to

lose fat,” you should say, “I want to lose 10 pounds of fat.” This is a measurable and

specific marker. You will need to write down your goal and refer to it later.


But how do you reach this goal? This is where you will implement two other types of short-

term goals. Performance-based goals are numbers based. For example, “I will eat 5

small meals throughout the day, rather than 2 large ones.” These goals work on a day-

to-day basis.


The other type of goal, habit-based, is possibly the most important when it comes to

defining your eating patterns. You want healthy eating to become the norm, not the

exception. The only way to do this is to repeatedly set out goals that will turn actions

into habits.


For example, “I will substitute blueberries and Greek yogurt for pancakes” is a definable

habit forming goal. By setting out these types of simple goals on a daily and weekly basis, over time clean eating ought to become second nature to you.



5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

©2020 by MyFit. Proudly created with Wix.com