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5 unconventional ways to maintain weight loss for good

Have you ever been successful losing weight only to find it a challenge to keep it off? You’re not alone! Here are 5 ways to maintain weight loss for good.

Only about 1 in 5 people are successful at maintaining their healthy weight. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed. In fact, we can learn a lot from people who have succeeded in weight loss.

Here are five ways to keep off the weight for good.

TIP #1 It’s a Lifestyle

weight lossIf you go back to doing what you’ve always done (like eating calorie-dense processed food or leading a sedentary lifestyle), you’ll end up right back where you started: tired, overweight, and out of shape.

The solution is to change your lifestyle by adopting healthy behaviors as long-term habits.

TIP #2 Identify Your Triggers

weight lossThere is often a catalyst that leads to poor eating behaviors. Identify these in advance and then plan solutions. For example, after a long day at work, when you’re hungry and stressed, you may be inclined to reach for junk food. What’s your plan of attack?

  • Have a healthy snack available (such as Greek yogurt or veggies and hummus or dip).
  • Remove junk foods from the house.
  • Take a walk.

For every obstacle you encounter, try to come up with a solution or two that will help you stay on track.

TIP #3 Keep Track of Your Weight and Measurements

weight lossA very important question we often ask is, “How’s that working for you?”

If you’re not tracking progress, there’s no way to objectively answer that question: you can’t tell what’s working or what’s not.

A research study called The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) gathers information about the habits of successful weight-loss maintainers, including adults who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least one year. According to the NWCR, 75% of members weigh themselves at least once a week.

Peter Drucker said it best, “What gets measured gets improved.” Stay accountable and stay vigilant—for the long term—and watch how far you can come.

TIP #4 Keep Up an Active Lifestyle

weight lossTo get to your goal weight, you were regularly hitting the gym, 4 minute bodyweight workouts, taking walks outdoors, regularly taking the stairs, and parking in the farthest spot from the building. Keep doing what has been successful for you!

According to the Global Healthy Weight Registry, 90% of people who stay slim exercise at least twice a week. 90% of the NWCR members exercise, on average, about 1 hour each day. Not only that, 62% watch less than 10 hours of TV each week.

TIP #5 Use a Food Journal

weight lossOne of the most common reasons people stop losing weight—and start gaining—is because they start loosening the reins and don’t stick to their nutrition plan quite as diligently.

You might start sneaking in a few extra bites or a snack here and there. Or, eat mindlessly while watching television.

These calories add up—quickly. Keeping a food journal—even for just a week or two—can help raise awareness.

Did you know that certain foods can actually DAMAGE levels of important fat-burning hormones in your body?

Even more, these same foods RAISE levels of your fat-storing hormones, making it nearly impossible for you to lose fat…

And many of these foods are touted as healthy!

==> 3 so called “Healthy” Foods You Should NEVER Eat

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