Great article. Regaining the weight is one of the fears I have. I know how hard it is to loose the weight, but I believe it is even harder to keep it off. When I started this journey with Sparkpeople, I decided that I will not stop eating everything I ate before because what is the point? One of my main goals was to eat healthier and I read on another members blog that you can only be successful if you make changes that you are willing to make for the rest of your life. So if I had decided not to eat fast or junk food again as long as I am on this weight loss journey I would have been just on another diet and we all know the results of diets. I might not be able to loose weight as fast as some other members on here, but I am able to eat everything I want. I just pay more attention to the quality of my meals. A couple years ago I used to be so lazy when it comes to healthy cooking and all those processed foods seemed to be perfect for me since they were cooked in a few minutes. Fortunately, this changed when I got my awesome food processor that blends, cooks, steams, mixes, chops etc. It wasn't cheap but it waas worth every penny and healthy cooking became so easy and tasted so much better that I couldn't even eat processed foods any more because it would upset my stomach.Nevertheless, I am still worried about keeping the weight off once I will be at my goal weight, even though I eat healthier than I did before, but I am sure that Sparkpeople will be there for me when I get to this point.
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Good morning team. A lot of you have made some serious progress with your health and fitness goals. Isn't it frustrating to lose the weight to only gain it back? Absolutely! I came across this article that I thought was very interesting, I hope you do to.
Enjoy the day folks!
************************** By Brad Pilon
The 3 Reasons People Regain Weight
Changed your diet, dropped some pounds, built a new body? Here are the surprising saboteurs out to sabotage your hard work – and how to beat them.
Despite what statistics might show, people can lose weight. Whether it’s through pure motivation, adrenaline, meat-only diets, or any number of other psychological and physiological tactics, many people can power through a few months and drop some of the pounds they want.
But then what happens?
For many, the pendulum swings back. Motivation dips, adrenaline subsides, and people stop telling you how wonderful you look. Did you lose weight? Well guess what: Once you go back to your old habits, weight finds you. And then we end up right back where we started.
Our collective problem isn’t that we can’t take weight off. It’s that we can’t keep it off.
The key to maintaining weight loss isn’t contained in a single diet or exercise plan. It’s more related to the emotional, psychological and lifestyle factors that dictate our relationship—and behaviors—with food. Here are three hidden conditions that can sabotage your success.
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