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5 ways to keep weight off long term

5 ways to keep weight off long term

While you have done well to reach your weight loss goal, obviously you have worked hard and made sacrifices along the way.

Well, before you fall back into your old habits take a minute to think about why you wanted to lose the weight in the first place.

If it is important to you then would it not be easier to keep the weight off long-term rather than entering into a period of yo-yo dieting that for some lasts year upon year?

Did you know that as many as 65% of dieters regain their lost weight within 3 years of achieving their goal weight? If you don’t want to become another statistic then you should take a minute to look over the following tips:

#1 – Retrain how you look at food

You have probably done a lot of this on your weight loss journey, but if not then you need to start thinking of food purely as fuel.

Once you start doing that you will stop any feelings of guilt or shame.

#2 – Make some new friends

If you have a friend or two who’s only idea for fun is eating junk food then you may find that they can derail your efforts to maintain your weight.

If they are not happy doing any other healthier activity then maybe it is time for you to make some new friends.

#3 – Keep moving

If you are stuck in an office everyday then you have to make sure you are able to burn off any excess calories before they become a problem.

If possible walk or cycle to work, or if you can’t try to get dropped off a little bit away from work to give you chance to walk in.

You should also try to use the stairs as much as possible.

Also remember that once you get home you should not just sit down in front of your TV for the night.

You should always find time to exercise. Even if you have not got time or the money for a gym membership there are plenty of ways that you can burn calories.

#4 – Follow the 80/20 rule

This rule is basically that you should try to eat ‘clean’ around 80% of the time, which means wholesome, healthy foods. While the 20% can be used for treats.

If these percentages start to become closer then you may notice that your waistline is getting a little bigger.

#5 – Change your mindset

Now that you have reached your weight loss goal you should not be thinking any longer about losing weight.

Instead try to change your mindset so that you focus more on healthy living. Keeping the weight off long-term does not need to be difficult, as long as you eat well and are active as much as possible then I see no reason why you cannot maintain your weight loss.

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