If you want to lose weight and actually want to keep it off long term then there are certain things that you need to stop doing.
Read on to discover what you need to give up for lasting weight loss:
#1: Cheat days
No one is saying that you need to stop rewarding yourself for your hard work, however a whole day of indulgence is certainly too much and will almost definitely ruin any good work you have done previously during the week.
Rewards are good as they help to keep your diet from becoming stale and boring, which is likely going to lead to you eventually quitting.
If these rewards become the norm though you will no doubt regain any weight lost previously.
You should reward yourself with a small portion if possible, so a little self-control will be needed, but will be well worth your efforts once you reach your weight loss goal.
#2: 7-day fixes
This essentially means you need to stop looking for quick fixes and fad diets. Remember you didn’t gain the weight overnight so you cannot expect to lose it overnight either.
Weight loss can take months or even years, so you will need to be patient.
These quick fixes and fad diets are unsustainable long-term, so any lost weight will surely return once they have stopped.
To lose weight and keep it off long-term then diet and exercise is still the best method you can use.
It may sound boring but eating healthily and getting regular exercise works, just think of it as a lifestyle change rather than a diet and your mindset will also change.
#3: The blame game
To lose weight and keep it off you need to stop making excuses and blaming things such as your genes or how you were brought up.
Once you stop with these excuses and become fully accountable for your actions will you be able to take the necessary steps to change your current behaviour and to start on the road to a new slimmer and more importantly healthier new you.
No one is saying it is going to be easy, but with a little hard work and dedication you can reach your goals, and if you have followed the above tips will be able to keep the weight off too, which is something we all desire once we reach our goal weight.