Simple Strategies for Maintaining Weight Loss
Losing weight is difficult enough. But dieters are also faced with the fact that odds are stacked against them for long-term success. Researchers estimate that only about 20 percent of dieters maintain weight loss after a diet. Are you going to be one of them?
How to Maintain Weight Loss After a Diet
To increase your chances of weight maintenance after a diet, plan for a transitional phase after you reach your goal weight. During this time, make slow adjustments to your lifestyle and watch the effects on the scale. Abrupt changes are likely to cause weight to regain.
This transitional phase is also a good time to identify the eating habits and exercise patterns that you learned while dieting so that you can maintain for the long term. If you turn healthy diet habits into healthy lifestyle habits, you’re likely to prevent weight regain.