Everyone wants to lose the weight, but the real goal should be to not only lose it, but also keep it off. But this can be easier said than done. Keeping weight off after initially losing it can be tough, but if you know these three things, it will greatly increase your chances of success.
1. Identify and Focus on the Reasons Why You Lost Weight in the First Place
Everyone has a reason for their weight loss. Whether it is to look better, get healthier, or anything in between, everyone did it for something. By keeping this reason or reasons in your head, you are more likely to stick with your weight loss and keep the weight off. This is because you are constantly reminding yourself why you are sticking with it and how much better off you are now.
2. Keep Track of Everything
The best way to know if you are falling off the wagon is to keep track of everything you eat, along with your weight. If you start to feel sluggish or you gain some weight, you can refer to the journal and see where the issues may have come from. If you don’t keep track of things, it can be a guessing and be much more difficult to keep the weight off.
3. Know Your Habits, Good and Bad
The biggest issue when trying to keep weight off is falling out of your new lifestyle and drifting into old and bad habits. In order to help stop this from happening, figure out (and even write down) your bad habits that you could possibly fall back into. By being aware of them, you can actively stop yourself from going back to those habits. Also, know your good habits you have created and direct yourself to them if you ever feel yourself drifting back.