Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overweight Goal Setting

Goals must be set that are both personalized and realistic. Each person may have a different reason for starting a weight management program. It may be to control high blood pressure, or it may be to look better and feel more energetic. Whatever the motivation, goals should be realistic and achievable. The maximum recommended amount of weight loss is 2 pounds per week. Therefore, it would not be wise to set the goal of losing 10 pounds per week.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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