9 Tips For Keeping The Weight Off For Good
There are a lot of opinions on how to lose weight, but maintaining weight loss can sometimes be just be as hard. Reverting back to old habits is tempting and research has shown that many people actually weigh more two years after they started dieting. Long-term changes need to be made in your diet and lifestyle which you can comfortably stick to for life.
If your weight is beginning to creep up again, then cross over to Huffington Post, which has some great tips on how to stay slim for good. It draws advice straight from people who have successfully maintained their target weight for a number of years:
1. They are active. Really Active
Successful maintainers may be even more active than people who have always been at a healthy weight, according to 2007 research. In that study, participants who had always been at a healthy weight were more likely to engage in 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity, where more maintainers sweated it out for more than 60 minutes at a time.
2. They Find Support
Accomplishing just about any goal feels more attainable with a team of cheerleaders by your side. Social support has been linked to weight loss and maintenance in research and anecdotally among couples, friends and groups who tackle their goals together. Whether it’s making a date with a gym buddy or checking in with a fitness-tracking app, sharing maintenance plans with a support team can help you stay accountable.
Remember, the effects of quick-fix diets never last, regardless of how appealing they may sound. At some point your weight will begin to plateau but to maintain it you’ll need to stick to the changes. By making these step-by-step changes discussed in the article above, you’ll give yourself the best possible chance of achieving a healthy weight long-term.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.