Put as much energy and effort into maintainance as you do losing it in the first place! It is all too easy to lose your focus and let your new good habits slide. Continue to log your food and exercise. Stay plugged in to your support here on Sparkpeople. Then you can keep those pounds gone for good!
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I have reached goal thanks to SP and the main help in achieving my weight loss is tracking my food intake. There have been only a few days that I did not write down my meals, and that vigilance is still helping me maintain the loss.
Dr Mark Hyman says" Research studies say that low blood sugar levels are associated with LOWER overall blood flow to the brain, which means more BAD decisions. To keep your blood sugar stable: Eat a nutritious breakfast with some protein like eggs, protein shakes, or nut butters. Studies repeatedly show that eating a healthy breakfast helps people maintain weight loss. Also, have smaller meals throughout the day. Eat every 3-4 hours and have some protein with each snack or meal (lean) "
Even if you are no where near your goal write your success story now. Use lots of details about how you lost the weight, why you lost the weight, how you feel being at your goal weight, and what you've done to maintain your loss. When you are in need of some motivation, read your story and picture yourself at that future moment and know that you are on the road to that reality.248
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