Getting to your goal weight is truly half the battle when it comes to your health and fitness. When it comes to maintaining your weight, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Science dictates that we all have a certain number of calories that we need to consume each day to function and not gain weight.
Although it is tricky to keep the weight off, here are our top tips to keep the weight off for good;
Don’t go back to old habits
If you want to keep the weight off, you’ve got to keep up your healthy living habits. Whether you reduced your intake of sweets and alcohol, started a regular exercise program, or increased the amount of water you drink, it’s important to maintain that lifestyle. It doesn’t mean you have to stick to doing the same things day in day out, try different classes keep the variety and fight the boredom.
We all know it’s the simplest of habits that are the first things to go and drinking water is one that can easily slip your mind when you find yourself busy. Keeping yourself adequately hydrated will help your body to function at an optimal level and it will keep your hunger levels in check.
Pay attention to the food you are eating. Slow down and focus on the flavours, textures, smells and sights of the food you’re eating. Eliminate any distractions, stay away from screens and also how you feel whilst you’re eating your meal, particularly when you’re feeling full.
Keep track of your food
If you’ve ever written a food diary, you’ll know it can be quite laborious, however, most people would benefit from continuing to track even If it’s only a couple of times per week. Checking in occasionally is a great way to keep you from slipping back into old habits. If you’re fed up with writing your meals try taking a photo instead.
Be kind to yourself
Once you reach your goal weight, it’s so normal to find yourself fretting over a whole new set of body image problems. Equally one day of unhealthy eating does not mean weight gain! Give yourself a break, don’t beat yourself up.
Admire yourself for what you have accomplished, give yourself compliments every day. Focus on how great feeling healthy feels and you’ll be less likely to fall into bad habits.