After shedding the weight you had hoped for, it can be frustrating to see it gradually come back after returning to your old habits.
The vicious cycle of weight fluctuation is a common struggle, but it doesn’t have to be your reality. Fortunately, there are strategies you can implement to prevent yo-yo dieting and ensure lasting results.
In fact, these seven tips come straight from women who have not only lost over 200 pounds but also successfully maintained their weight loss for years.
By following their advice, you can keep the weight off and achieve the healthy lifestyle you desire.
1. Don’t eliminate any foods (completely)
Instead of banning foods altogether from your diet, which leads to binging later on, find a way to fit them into your healthy lifestyle.
Eat your favorite foods in moderation or find healthy alternatives for some of your must-have junk foods.
2. Make healthy living lifestlye, not just a passing fad
Getting in the habit of working out every morning or eating dinner at the same time each night are just a few examples of habits that can help lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Making it part of your routine versus a temporary fix, allows you to develop more long-term habits.
3. Learn Portion Control
The most basic formula for weight loss is to consume fewer calories than you burn.
If you are practicing portion control, no food is truly off limits and it’ll be hard to overeat.
4. Get Some Exercise
Like it or not, you need to work out.
If you continue to be physically active and make it a priority in your everyday routine, you will achieve your goals and be able to maintain them.
Combining exercise with a healthy diet leads to great results.
5. Cook at Home
Cooking in your own kitchen allows you to make your favorite foods while controlling the ingredients and portion sizes.
You can also take your favorite traditional recipe, and slim it down with healthier ingredients.
6. Plan For Meals and Snacks Ahead of Time
If you have a busy week coming up, preparing healthy meals and snacks for each day on Sunday can keep you from making unhealthy food decisions later in the week.
7. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water helps to flush out toxins from your body, prevent headaches, increase alertness and even keep hunger pangs at bay.