There have been many people that have had great success in how to keep weight off after losing it.
They have even managed to keep it off for a while.
But because our life is a long one and as the saying goes “life gets in the way”, some individuals find themselves falling back into the old routines that inevitably lead them back to gaining weight again.
Sometimes even passing the original weight they had put on before they started their weight loss journey.
Well, there’s a reason for that and there are other things you can do to stop you from letting this happen to you.
The first thing is because you have finally got to your desired weight that you have been working so hard to get, you might feel as though you can start relaxing and taking it easy a bit.
Bad mentality. Remember this is a lifestyle that you have to keep incorporated into your new life.
Everyone is different and handles their vices differently and if your one to not be able to control yourself then the best thing is to step away from those sweets or those chips or whatever your choice of food is.
I’m all for being able to still enjoy what you like and of course, have balanced meals but there is a time and place for that and if you can’t have the control yet to have a certain amount then step away from it.
You have to remember to keep your portion sizes accurate.
I’d have clients in the past that will slowly start to eat a little more and a little more and before you know it there having portion sizes like they used to have at the start of their weight loss journey.
Your appetite will adjust to the sizing of your portions over time of training. And although at the time you may want to go for that second plate of pasta it's probably better you don’t.
You don’t need those extra calories anyway, that’s just the ghrelin talking. Fill that craving with a healthier food source.
You can’t decide to take it easier on working out. I don’t know who made up that saying that says the more you get in shape the less you have to work out but that’s far from the truth.
At most, you become accustomed to the workouts because now your body is becoming stronger and so you can better handle the exercises better, but it doesn’t get easier.
If anything, you want to challenge yourself more, create slow progressive overload over months to keep challenging your body as the stronger it gets the more challenge it needs.
There’s a variety of ways I do this with my clients but to keep it simple, you need to keep challenging your body monthly or so, through your workouts.
And lastly is, to keep your workout times as consistent as possible. If you say you're going to do 20 min of cardio today, then do it.
If you said you're going to train legs today, then do it.
Whether you are tired from work or if a circumstance came up, stick to the plan as consistency is the key to growth and continued growth.
I always have my clients on a periodization format because it's important. You have to have the mentality of knowing that it will get done today because you look at it as a must and not a maybe.
There are of course other things that you could be doing to make sure you keep the weight off, but these are the fundamentals and people always forget them.
They are easy to know but hard to keep implemented daily for a lot.
To keep you from bouncing your weight around every 3 to 6 months, stay on a regimented path and your weight won’t keep fluctuating.
Remember this is a lifestyle now. It's about change.
About discarding the old habits that led you to become a previous person you didn’t enjoy being and sticking to new habits that will keep you looking and feeling like the person you are now.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience I have gained through myself and through schooling I have taken from a health and fitness course. Through my videos, I share my personal and educational experience that I have acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition.
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