Goals for weight loss can focus on either outcomes or the process. “Lose 20 pounds” and “get rid of belly fat” are outcome goals. It’s great to strive towards these goals, but we also need processes in place to help us actually do it.
Process goals are quantifiable, measurable goals that can help you reach your outcome goal. “Walk for 30 minutes every morning” and “Eat an apple after lunch” are process goals. The more habitual a process goal becomes, the better the chances you will achieve your outcome goal.