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Setting and Keeping Goals in 2018

posted Jan 15, 2018, 3:02 PM by Tracy Ducker, MS, RDN   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 3:27 PM ]

In our last blog we discussed CLEAN Cuisines in 2018. Focusing on Clean eating, Lean meals, Exercise, Ask the dietitian, No excuses. This week we’ll discuss how to make resolutions or goals. A popular acronym many professionals use is SMART to help clients set and reach their goals.  So, if we think about living CLEAN this year, we can use the SMART way of setting goals:

S – Specific:  the more specific a goal is the more likely you are to achieve it. Exercise more- walk in the morning before work

M – Measurable:  this is the “how’s” how much, or how many, or how often. I will aim for 30 minutes, 5 times a week

A – Attainable: the steps you will take to reach your goal. First, I will start walking 3 days/week for 1 month, then increase to 4x/wk for 1 month, then 5x/week.   

R – Relevant: Is the time right? My husband is willing to help get the kids ready for school so I have time in the morning. If the weather is bad I will walk during lunch at the office gym.

T – Time: Set a specific time that you will achieve your goal. I will achieve this in 3 months.

Our handout this month has the step by step process of setting SMART goals or come visit us during our dietitian visit at your cafeteria for a copy and let us help you reach your goals.

Happy New Year!