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3 Strategies to Prevent Relapse After Reaching Your Goal Weight

Winning the Mental Game

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  • Thank you for the article.
  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • Keep weight off, stay on diet.
  • It's easy to lose weight; maintaining the weight loss is the challenge for most. Maintaining new lifestyle habits is THE key for success. Surround yourself with positive support and influence, too. You are most like the five people closest to you. Once the weight is gone, many people go back to the old habits and the weight follows.
  • Its hard to maintain weight loss. Yo Yo dieting is awful. Learning about nutrition is important, but following a realistic diet plan is key
  • 221789
    I lost 45 lbs in about six months and have maintained that weight loss for about five months now. When I started this journey to a lifestyle change I was committed to get my weight to a healthy level and maintain that weight within +/- 3%. I weigh myself daily and I still count my calories recording my results on a tracking app. I find it important to still maintain a calorie log to prevent calorie creep. I have found that for my age (65) I need to maintain an average of 1800 to 2000 daily calories to keep from gaining the weight back. I have noticed that if I exceed that count for too long I start to see a weight gain. So I cut back and see a restoration to my present weight, then maintain that calorie count for the long haul. In the beginning I started with an intensive weight loss diet program but once I lost the weight I changed to the mediterranean diet as my exit strategy for weight maintenance. My motivation for exercise is to walk my dog. He is still a puppy with a lot of energy and needs to be walked daily to keep him under control. I stretch daily and will be starting my strength training to help build muscle. I saw my doctor a few weeks ago for my annual check up and my health has improved overall. I no longer have metabolic syndrome and I feel so much better that I do not want to return to that obese fellow I was for so many years.
  • ETHELMERZ
    It's an addiction thing.........
  • This is why they call it a Lifestyle Change rather than a diet.
  • Great article; really useful info on how to maintain your weight.
  • Really good info on how to maintain your weight.
  • I admit i am addicted to carbs! Every since i started to lower my carbs and up my protein i am doing so much better!

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