Losing Weight Is The Easy Part
So you have completed your dieting, and your weight loss plan has worked out. Wow! You are now able to fit into smaller size clothing with ease. Now you have elevated to the next level of weight loss; which is maintaining your weight loss you have worked so hard for. This is one of the hardest things to do when you diet and lose weight, you now have to maintain it. There are some things you need to do to be successful at maintaining your weight loss goal now achieved. I will cover some tips for Maintaining Weight Loss.
Maintaining your weight means not going back to your same old habits that got you overweight in the first place. Your body tends to want to go back to the path of least resistance where it is overweight and feels most comfortable. However, you have to break the cycle of being overweight and comfortable where you start to accumulate fat all over your body once again. Continue to do the things that requires you to not settle for being obese. Drink water instead of soda, take the stairs instead of the elevator when possible, eat fruits instead of sugary, fatty, sodium packed snacks, do some sort of workout at least 3 times a week to get your heart rate up, choose to eat more raw leafy vegetables and not processed foods, avoid eating out too much or altogether due to the fact that you basically have no control over the ingredients that are going into your food as opposed to when you fix your meals at home you have all the control, avoid consuming too much alcohol which has a negative affect on the body; and the list goes on and on. Think about the long term affect eating unhealthy and not exercising has on your body. It has a compounding affect that will come back and bite you in your middle age or later years of your life. Avoid regrets and start living life the healthy way especially once you have cleared your early years of life and are starting to age more. Your metabolism will practically come to a stop the older you get, and fat accumulation will begin to be a normal thing unless you decide to do something about it as I have outlined in this and other articles.
Choosing the hard way to do things can eventually become the easy way. On average it takes 3 weeks to form an habit. So if you start eating healthy, living well, exercising and doing most of the things associated with a healthy lifestyle you will develop a habit in about 3 weeks of due to the repetitive practice. After a fairly short amount of time living healthy will start feeling completely normal to you. Remember a few tips that will help you a lot. Drink water instead of soda or sugary drinks always, and exercise instead of laying around on the couch when you get a chance. Make it a habit to strengthen your heart and your muscles at least 3 times a week, even as little as exercising in 15 or 20 minutes at a time has it’s benefits. Choose to live a healthy lifestyle and before you know it you will be looking the way you want to look with low body fat and high energy; and this can be a long term success if you do what is needed to achieve this long term and maintain it. Weight loss does not have to be a fad or short lived lifestyle you dabble in, it can be for all your life. Your result is all up to your to determine your success in living healthy and being trim, assuming you have no major medical problem this prevents this from happening. Sometimes it takes a little more effort to do the right thing, but once you begin to do the right thing it becomes a lifestyle if you want it bad enough.