Losing Weight for Good: Tips to Keep the Weight Off

Hey Angels and Alphas,

Losing weight can be difficult, but keeping it off isn’t easy, either. It requires commitment and the right mindset to ensure that you’re sticking to your diet and exercise regimen long-term—and if you’re not careful, it can be easy to fall back into old habits that lead to weight gain again.

But there are ways to keep the pounds off for good so you can feel confident with your body without worrying about piling on the pounds again. To learn how to keep weight off once you lose it, read this helpful guide!

Why Diets Don’t Work

The vast majority of diets fail because they’re not sustainable. People can’t stick to them long-term because they’re either too restrictive or they don’t see results fast enough. And when people do lose weight on a diet, they often gain it back (and then some) when they go back to their old eating habits. So how do you keep weight off once you’ve lost it? The key is by making healthy changes that are realistic and sustainable in the long term. Here are five ways to help ensure your success in your goal of keeping weight off.

Track What You Eat

Just because you’ve officially reached your desired weight, doesn’t mean you get to drop all the healthy habits you’ve worked on building. The same goes for tracking what you eat. One of the best ways to keep weight off is to be mindful of what you’re eating. Track your food intake by keeping a food diary or using a tracking app. This will help you stay on top of your calorie intake and make healthier choices.

Accept that You Can’t Control Everything

You can’t always control what happens in life, but you can control how you react to it. And when it comes to weight loss, that means accepting that there will be bumps in the road. Instead of getting discouraged, use these setbacks as motivation to stay on track.

Exercise Daily

The best way to keep weight off is to exercise regularly. A combination of cardio and strength training is ideal, but even just 30 minutes of walking each day can make a big difference. If you can find time for a workout in the morning, that’s even better, as it can help boost your metabolism for the rest of the day. But don’t worry if you can’t fit in a full workout – any activity is better than none at all!

Schedule Meals and Snacks on a Calendar

One of the best ways to avoid gaining weight is to plan ahead by scheduling meals and snacks on a calendar. This way, you can make sure you’re eating healthy foods at regular intervals throughout the day. Plus, if you have a busy schedule, this can help you make time for healthy eating.

Some other tips to keep in mind are to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, staying active, and managing stress. By following these simple tips, you can lose weight and keep it off for good!

Fill Up on Vegetables First at Meals

When you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight loss, it’s important to fill up on nutrient-rich foods. And what better way to do that than by starting your meal with a big serving of vegetables? Not only will this help you reach your daily veggie goal, but it can also help prevent overeating. Research has shown that people who eat a vegetable-rich diet are more likely to maintain their weight loss in the long-term.

Add Healthy Fats to Every Meal

Believe it or not, healthy fats are an essential part of losing weight and keeping it off. Not only do they help you feel satiated, but they also help your body burn fat. Add a source of healthy fats to every meal, such as olive oil, avocado, or nuts.

Eat Breakfast Every Day

Starting your day with a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for healthy eating throughout the day. Plus, studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. So make sure to start your day off right with a healthy breakfast!

Reward Yourself but Not Necessarily with Sweets

There are plenty of things you can do to keep the weight off. First, congratulate yourself! Acknowledge your accomplishment by rewarding yourself in a non-food way. Maybe buy yourself a new piece of clothing or take a trip somewhere. Whatever you do, make sure it’s something you really want so you’ll be motivated to stay at your new weight. Just because you know you deserve to reward yourself, doesn’t mean it has to be with something sweet!