Maintenance does not mean perfection each and every day of our lives. It means staying in the ballpark! We stay in the game and we manage our foods and activity so that our weight stays within a couple of pounds of our goal weight. Maintenance is about living life how we enjoy it and fitting our eating into our lifestyle. Changes yes, but not a life of total restriction. Maintenance, Life is grand!
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If staying in calorie range is the most difficult part of your journey, try setting a lower weight-loss rate so you will have a higher calorie range. Adjusting your goal from 2 lb/week to 1 lb/week makes is so you can eat approximately 500 more calories per day!
This higher range is more like maintenance, anyway!
In this quest for health, we need to be serious, but smiling will help ease tension. I found that my habits have caused my health to be the way it is. I made a huge improvement over my life by taking this important step. Step back and smile..You've come a long way baby!243
Weight maintenance comes from consistency - making the right-for-you choices every day.
This means living mindfully and understanding that decision-making is critical. Avoid saying "whatever!" Instead, ask yourself, "does this choice add or detract from my health?" And remember, you're worth the best!!
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