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?
Reaching a goal weight doesn't mean the work is over. Weight loss is like using a treadmill. At maintainenace, the pace downshifts so it's easier to manage long term, but if we get complacent, we will lose ground, until we eventually fly off the back and land on our butts!
There are no huge mysteries to weight gain or loss. Everything comes down to calories ingested and calories burned. And Spark can help you solve any apparent mysteries, as long as you keep using the trackers faithfully.
NEVER GET COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR WEIGHT, IF YOU DO ONE DAY YOU WILL WAKE UP AND NOT BE COMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE ALLOWED YOURSELF TO GAIN. SO USE CAUTION AND NEVER BE COMFORTABLE BECAUSE THAT COULD LEAD TO NOT WATCHING WHAT YOUR EATING AND GAINING BACK WHAT YOU WORKED SO HARD TO LOSE.
I do allow myself desserts now and then if they're within my caloric "budget", but when I am faced with temptation and I'm about to go overboard, I remind myself outloud: "NOTHING tastes as GOOD as being thin (and healthy!) feels!"
Realizing the 80/20 rule applies to eating the rest of your life. If you eat right 80% of the time, be it daily or meals, you can splurge 20% of the time and maintain a healthy life style and weight.
I never change my clothing size so I know when I'm in my healthy weight range. If too tight, time to pay more attention to portions and move more. I wear them tight to remind me to be more careful. If I use a larger size, I will fill the space.
Continue the routine. Keep the mind set on the journey and keep thinking about hanging-in and not giving-in.
I make sure I drink my 8 cups of water(in the winter months I drink decaffeinated hot tea) I track my food.
It is important to add calories slowly so as to maintain not to gain. Try until you find your calorie intake to keep you in maintenance.