Saturday, March 19, 2011
Once you have hit your goal weight, how can you add treats back in without regaining the pounds?
Congrats! The first thing to remember at this point is that you've embarked on a new healthy lifestyle. Reaching your goal weigh doesn't mean you can return to your old way of eating, because the pounds will come back. But you absolutely can - and should - add some things into your diet again. Start with foods you crave most, and eat them in moderation.
If you're all about spagetti and meatballs, try having a cup of it along with a big salad to fill you up - rather than eating a huge plate of pasta, as you may have in the past. Add in your favorite treats once or twice a week, and if after a few weeks you're maintaining your current weight, try phasing in one more treat per week.
If the scale bumps up, it's no big deal, because now you know exactly what you need less of to keep the weight off.