If you set your goal at learning how to do something rather than setting a goal of performing well, you are likely to be have more weight-loss success.
There' s a way to translate this idea into an effective weight-loss
plan. You could set your weight-loss goal as this: "I will diet and
lose 20 lbs." Or—you could say this to yourself: "I will figure out
what things throw me off my diet, and then learn how to deal with those
The second goal, the learning goal, is more likely to bring you the weight-loss success you are after.