MY SECRET TO KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF
Losing weight is one thing~ keeping it off is a whole other challenge! Many clients I have worked with feel as soon as they achieve their “goal weight” it will be easy to just maintain it. Part of that is true, however many of you gain some weight back after you reach your goal. Why it’s not so simple…
I felt the same way when I first started losing my weight. I was working toward specific numbers on the scale. I quickly realized that when I was successful, I would back a bit form my healthier habits.
Setting goals is a great way to stay motivated, however the SECRET is to create new habits that you will be able to stick with for the rest of your life. If you are only trying to reach a certain number on the scale or get to a specific date you will not be successful long term. Once that goal is reached we tend to fall back into old unhealthy habits.
Making small changes will help you maintain new healthier habits. Your plan should include a way of eating that you can maintain forever. So if you are restricting certain food groups, ask yourself “Can I maintain this way of eating for the rest of my life?”
Some small changes I started with at the beginning of my weight loss journey:
- Started walking and or doing exercise videos just 30 minutes a day
- Only ate fast food 1x a week- my favorite was Burger king’s chicken sandwich, fries and diet coke
- Started bringing a healthier snack to work, instead of stopping at the store and getting cappuccino and chips.
- Cut back on diet soda to one a day (I’ll admit I was addicted.)
The more I lost, the better I felt, the more motivated I became.
I have so many new healthy habits, but I do not deprive myself .
What one thing can you change for a healthier lifestyle?