Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for YOUR Fitness Objectives: Cutting Edition

Recent estimates indicate that approximately 70% of the population is either overweight or obese and that at any given time, 40% of the population is dieting. Suffice it to say that weight loss is a huge topic of conversation and interest, and it’s also why the diet industry continues to be a billion dollar industry year after year.

Yet, despite the volumes of diet plans, nutrition protocols, and quick fixes promoted, people still struggle to maintain their weight loss for any significant period of time, with most individuals ending up heavier than when they first started dieting.

Today, we’re here to put some intelligence in the weight loss equation and set some S.M.A.R.T. goals. By using this system, you can experience more consistent success from your dieting efforts and find a way to sustain your weight loss results for years to come.

Here’s how it works:

What does S.M.A.R.T. mean?

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym that stands for:






It is a method to help set realistic, achievable goals. So, while you might have the ultimate goal to earn a million dollars, you need to set multiple smaller, short-term goals that lead to the ultimate goal.

For weight loss, here’s how the S.M.A.R.T. system works:


Don’t say, “I want to healthy”. That’s too generic. Instead say, “I want to lose body fat.”


Saying that you will lose weight is a good start, but not complete. It must also be measurable.

How much weight do you want to lose? 5 pounds? 10 pounds?

Set this number and write it down.


Setting goals is also about making them realistic and attainable. While you might want to have 8% body fat, if you’re currently at a body fat level of 25%, you need to focus on losing 5-10% of your body fat at a time.

Yes, you can get to 8% body fat, if you really want to, but you need to break that journey up into several smaller more attainable goals. Hitting these mini-milestones along the way will give you a sense of accomplishment and help motivate you to continue your cutting journey.


To be successful in achieving your goal, it must be important to where you are in life currently. Setting an arbitrary goal that has no meaning to you at this time in your life reduces the likelihood that you’ll accomplish it.

If losing weight isn’t as important to you as building muscle, then focus on the goal that will keep you motivated.


Setting a realistic, achievable, and meaningful goal also includes setting a date, meaning that you have to accomplish it by a deadline. For example, if you want to lose 20 pounds, and you know that healthy fat loss occurs at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week, it would take you 10 weeks to lose 20 pounds.

FitMax -- Your Cutting Solution

Fat loss is entirely possible without using any kind of fat burner. All that’s required to lose fat is a calorie deficit, but to support and accelerate your progress, as well as combat the low energy and brain fog that comes with dieting, Performax Labs has created FitMax.

FItMax is a highly synergistic, scientifically formulated powdered fat burner filled with ingredients that enhance lipolysis, fat oxidation, calorie burning and energy. Use it pre workout or first thing in the morning to set you on the path for all day fat burning.

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