Without Pain, No Gain
Deciding to start losing weight is the easy part, but doing the things to lose weight is the painful one. It means abruptly changing your habits, the bad habits mind you, is the hardest habit to break. Immediately changing your lifestyle, to achieve a better you, is hard and for sure a lot of people will agree on this.
Let us say you made this painful decision to lose weight and after a period of struggle, you achieved your goal of not only losing weight, but also improving your overall health. Another hard phase you will be facing is the transition part. The part wherein you will have to pull your guts out in order to maintain the desired weight and physicality you just achieved. Below are some tips for you to easily face this transition phase challenge:
What works, and works best, is moderate weight loss
Experts will always recommend losing weight of about one or two pounds a week. This will help a person avoid the risk of drastic or instant weight change or loss. New eating habits will have to be learned, like portion eating, healthy snacking, coupled with constant exercise and reading nutritional information labels on the food you buy, are just a few of the new habits you have to be doing.
Transition to new dieting habits
You made dietary and eating changes to start your weight loss regimen. Once you achieved your desired weight, you will be tempted to go back to your old eating habit which made you gain weight. Experts will suggest a gradual spike in the intake of calories until your weight will stabilize and become your normal weight.
Regular doctor’s check up
The dietician you consulted with or the doctor who did you initial check should help you in this transition process. They will always have expert advice on what to do to maintain your fit physique.
Definitely, losing weight is not a personal, individual battle. Surely, your family, friends, or gym buddies also played a role in your weight loss. Keep in touch with them not only for support but also for encouragement in your journey to the transition period of maintaining your desired weight.
Making new goals to achieve during this transition period will help you in maintaining your current weight. Small goals like lowering blood sugar levels can be an example. Once achieved, move on to a new, small goal. Continuing this process will help you during this transition process.
This is a life mantra – as we are alive, learning is a never-ending process. And change is the only thing constant. There will always be development, new trends, and better systems, in losing weight. Keep researching, who knows, these new trends will help you maintain your weight better than what you are currently doing.
Share your knowledge
Teach others how you were able to lose weight. In this way, you are challenging yourself at the same time to retain your current weight. Why? Because while you are teaching someone how to lose weight, it would be a shame if you are gaining weight at the same time. So go, be a mentor.
Check your weight
Yes, you read this right. You still have to regularly check your weight be it weekly or monthly. This is because gaining weight cannot be observed by the naked eye, so check the numbers so if ever you had gained a few pounds, you can immediately implement a remedy before it’s too late. Remember, losing weight is hard, but gaining weight is very, very simple