Over the past 3 decades, there have been common trends among those who are successful at not only losing their excess weight, but also at maintaining that weight loss for the long term. These trends of successful weight managers are the key to be able to convert from a weight loser to a true weight manager, and are the foundation of the SlimGenics STEP™ Program.
Trends of Long Term Weight Loss Maintenance
Reaching the healthy goal weight, fast. As anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows, if weight loss starts to take too long we can quickly lose momentum and fall back to old, unhealthy habits. By reaching the goal weight quickly, more people reported success in their weight loss efforts and were able to keep it off for longer.
Remind yourself of your motivation to lose the weight. Do you have an event coming up? Are you trying to lose the baby weight? Maybe you just want to fit into those skinny jeans again. Whatever your reason for wanting to lose weight, be sure to remind yourself of this motivation throughout your weight loss journey to help you stay focused on results.
It’s also important to remember that these reasons can change, and your motivation to lose the weight might not be the same as your reason to keep it off. Remember to set new goals for yourself! Have you always wanted to run a 10k? Start training for it! Do you have a big event coming up? Make a countdown calendar and think of the reactions you’ll get when you walk in at your healthy goal weight!
Even after you’ve hit your goal weight, continue to create goals for your new lifestyle, and remind yourself why you’re getting healthy.
Get support and be accountable to someone. At work, you’re accountable to your boss, or even your clients. During school, you’re accountable to your instructors and classmates. For your weight loss journey, who will you be accountable to? Going at it alone leaves room for ‘cheats’, off days, and even giving up on your weight loss altogether.
Many SlimGenics clients attribute their weight loss success to the accountability they received from their Program Advisors! Make sure you have someone supporting you and holding you accountable to your goals – whether that’s your SlimGenics Program Advisor, your significant other, or your best friend. Having this support and accountability it vital to your success.
Eat the foods you love. While you might be able to lose the weight through an extremely restrictive diet, meal replacements or pre-packaged meals, in order to have long term weight loss success you have to be able to maintain it. That means eating real, healthful food! Learn new ways to cook healthier versions of your favorite foods, and introduce a wider variety of healthful foods into your daily meals. Maintaining a well-balanced meal plan full of foods that you enjoy will help you to make a real lifestyle change, which is the most effective way to ensure long term weight loss results.
The SlimGenics STEP™ Program teaches clients about proper nutrition and well-balanced meal plans. The SlimGenics Program Advisors are committed to client success, and are passionate about helping people reach their healthy goal weight! Are you ready to transform your life? Then come in to a SlimGenics Weight Loss Center near you for a free, no obligation consultation, and take the first STEP toward the new you.