Understanding The Difference
Between “Process” And “Outcome” Goals
An Outcome Goal is your saying “I’m going to lose 20 pounds”.
A Process Goal is saying “I’m going to cut out packaged foods and cut back by 500 calories a day. These are ways to reach your outcome goal.
What You Might Think About
Getting support—or at least understanding—from family and friends so they aren’t tempting you with “treats.”
Joining a support group, either in person or online—fellow dieters may be more likely to understand what you’re going through and provide a forum for exchanging tips.
A support group, especially one that includes a weigh-in, can also offer accountability, a good motivation to help you stick to your plan.
Resources: Mayo Clinic Staff