The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you do not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?
The only thing I can say is that since day one, I changed my thoughts to "this is how I will eat for the rest of my life", not just some short term fix. Yes, now, I can eat just a little more, but really not much more that throughout the entire weight loss process. 100+ lbs lost and maintaining.
I have to really pray and concentrate in order to keep the weight off!!
Three things are important in maintenance:
1. Portion control
2. Portion control
3. Portion control
If I come up short on protein and carbohydrates, I add a snack of four low-sodium crackers and a slice of part-skim mozzarella cheese. Getting enough calories and nutrients is just as important as not eating too much.
I remember the pain each battle we had to keep loved ones alive.. They cared enough to call me out before dying to take care for myself. They will not be forgotten or die in vain- what will it take you to sober up?
Pain is a strict master- my family mattered.
I weigh myself everyday and sometimes twice a day if I do not like what the scale says.
I AM MAINTAING MY WEIGH RIGHT HERE WHERE I AM NOW FOR 2 YEARS NOW.
BUT WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS KEEP TRACING FOOD EVERYDAY AND EXERCISE LOOK BACK AT WHAT YOU ATE TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING RIGHT OR WRONG.
DONOT GET COMFORTABLE AND THINK I CAN EAT WHAT EVER I WANT BECAUSE IT IS NOT SO.
Weight maintenance is easy once you realize that you changed your eating and lifestyle habits which changed your body weight. Most assuredly, you must never deviate from changing the former to maintain the latter.
Once you have reached your maintenance weight, continue to use the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers here on SparkPeople. It will not only give you some "accountability" but it will let you see exactly when and how far you have slipped off course!
No more "gee, I hope I can," or "wish me luck."
It has to be "for the rest of my life" kind of thinking. You have to believe that you are going to make it happen and will never be overweight again.
If you can't commit to yourself, how can you possibly succeed?