SMART is an acronym used to guide you with personal goal setting. Below is a description for each part of SMART, as well as an example.
Your goal should be specific. This means that your goal should be well-defined and clear. Readers of the goal know who the goal is about, what is being accomplished, why the goal is important, etc.
Your goal should be measurable. This measures how much is needed for success and generally involves some numerical number. It answers questions such as “how much/little” and “how long”.
Your goal should be attainable (e.g., achievable). This means that your goals are realistic and healthy. For example, saying that you will lose 20 pounds in one week is both unrealistic and unhealthy. In general, less is more when it comes to setting goals. With time, you can change the parameters of your goals that may seem more realistic than they previously had.
Even as adults in this society we “profile” people with excess body fat as lazy and other disrespectful adjectives. Moreover, society commonly “profiles” people who are too skinny as being compulsive and vain.
In a separate sheet of paper answer the below questions
Task 1- Original Post
Please do the following in your original post:
- Explain the influence that body image ideals have on eating disorders and other mental health disorders. (5 points)
- Describe ways in which we can improve body image ideals in our society. (10 points)
- The post must be at least 250 words. (2 points)
- Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list. (3 points)
Your goal should be relevant. This means that the goal will be worthwhile to YOU. Make sure that your goal is something that you personally would like to achieve.
Your goal should be time-bound. This is similar to the Measurable component, but specifically involves the “how long” portion. This allows you to more easily determine if you are meeting your goals by certain “benchmarks”.
Example- I will cook 3 plant based meals a week over the course of one month in order to decrease the amount of meat that I am consuming and increase fiber in my diet to promote digestive health.
Write 1 SMART goal related to a nutrition goal that you would be interested in working toward while completing the Week 11-14 Dietary Analysis Assignments.