Share Pin Email
feature image
Live Fresh

Secrets to Maintaining Weight Loss

Weight maintenance can be as hard as or harder than dieting, but it can be done successfully with the right approach.

140
Author Image
Contributing Writer
SHARE:

Losing weight takes effort. To see pounds pour off, you’ll probably have to cut portion sizes and say, “No thanks,” with greater frequency than, “More, please.” These sacrifices are bearable when paired with tangible progress, such as a lower number on the scale, looser fitting clothing, and positive feedback from others. But what happens when you reach the coveted weight you strived for?

Weight maintenance, a stage that is longed for by chronic dieters, is a glorious position to be in, but it’s a precarious one. According to some gloomy statistics, a whopping 80 to 95 percent of dieters gain back the weight they lost and may even end up a weight higher than when they originally dieted. The National Weight Control Registry, however, shows that it is possible to maintain weight loss. This national database of more than 10,000 people have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off around 5.5 years.

Long-term success is absolutely feasible, but it almost always takes as much work as losing weight in the first place. When it comes to maintaining weight loss, these two mental strategies are key:

Remain accountable to measurable benchmarks. It’s important to book a regular date with the scale. It doesn’t matter whether you weigh yourself once a day or once a week, just don’t avoid the scale. Although the numbers you see could be elevated owing to fluid retention from eating salty foods, or decreased if you’re dehydrated, weighing yourself helps to keep you responsible. I suggest my clients step on the scale on Fridays and Mondays; Friday gives you an idea about whether splurging is on the menu over the weekend and Monday will tell you how you navigated that time period.

Don’t expect to be “done.” Keeping your weight the same is an active process of consistent lifestyle choices. Those who successful maintain their sweet spot on the scale are usually the ones who lost weight through realistic means, rather than restrictive fads or meager cleansing programs. They know maintenance is a long-term phase with the overarching goal of bringing optimal health and well-being in body and mind. Caring for your health requires a similar mindset. If you are free of illness, that’s a status you’d like to maintain. But you can’t stay in good health without caring for your body through proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Weight is no different. The only way to avoid regaining weight is by maintaining a diet that resembles the one you followed to trim down in the first place.

By

SHARE:

Comments (0)

Load More

Find us on Instagram

@LIVESONIMA
  • All of the beautiful photos that were taken by @ifilmyoga and @danielletsifoto during the Paramaguru Sharath Jois U.S. Tour are now up on our Facebook Page! 
You can find the link 🔗 in our bio. 
Find your photo and tag us along with @ifilmyoga (Miami / NY) or @danielletsifoto (Stanford) in a new post! 🙏🏽♥️ .
We love to see all of the wonderful faces that were on tour with @sharathjoisr again! 💕🤗
.
.
.
.
.
@joisyogaencinitas @miamilifecenter @eddiestern @ashtangayogastanford 📸 @ifilmyoga 
#sharathjoisusa2019
#sharathjois #guruji #ParamaguruSharathJois
#sharathtour2019 #ashtangayoga #ashtangapractice #joisyoga #joisyogaencinitas #brooklynyogaclub #ashtangayoganewyork #ashtanganyc #ashtangayogastanford #sonima #livesonima #miamilifecenter #miamiashtanga
#ashtangafamily #PrimarySeries #IntermediateSeries #practiceisprayer  #sharathjoisageless 
#ashtangafamily #alliscoming
  • Did you know that Apple Cider Vinegar can be effective in treating coughs and colds, lowering hyperglycaemia and encouraging weight loss? .

Find out all the best uses for Apple Cider Vinegar in our bio linked article. 👀
.
.
.
#applecidervinegar #applecidervinegardetox #applecidervinegardiet #weightlossupport #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #positivenergy #positivelifestyle #positivemindpositivelife
#mindfulliving #livewell #livefree #livefit #sonima #livesonima #healthylivingrevolution #healthierchoices  #balancedlife #createbalance #createhealthyhabits #brainhealth #mindbodyconnection #fitnessgoals #healthgoals #ayurvedalifestyle #losebellyfat #healthyfoodshare #healthierchoices
  • Do you want to lose weight? 
Try these 6 non-diet strategies for healthy weight-loss by renowned neurologist, Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.

Read the article linked in our bio to increase your overall health, mental clarity, and weight loss! .
.
.
.
.
#ayurveda #ayurvedalifestyle #ayurvedaeveryday #weightlossupport #losebellyfat #meditationchallenge #cleanseforlife #vegancleanse #healthydieting #vegetarianlife #yogicdiet #yogieats #yogidiet #healthysnacks #healthyeatingideas #healthtips #superfoods #ashtangavinyasayoga #fitnessmotivation #ashtangafamily #sonima #livesonima #yogahealing #yogaheals #beyondasana #yogaoffthemat #liveyoga #livefit #livehealthy
  • All of the photos taken during the Stanford and Miami tour stops are now up on our Facebook Page. The NY photos will be coming soon! .
Keep your eyes 👀 peeled! 
Find our page by following the link in our bio. .

Remember to follow and like our FB Page and sign up to be the first to see our posts! .

You will find many beautiful photos captured by @ifilmyoga like this one of Paramaguru Sharath Jois @sharathjoisr and the ever-lovely Kino MacGregor @kinoyoga ♥️
.
.
.
.
@joisyogaencinitas @miamilifecenter @eddiestern @stanfordashtangayoga .
.
#sharathjoisusa2019
#sharathjois #guruji #ParamaguruSharathJois
#sharathtour2019 #ashtangayoga #ashtangapractice #joisyoga #joisyogaencinitas #brooklynyogaclub #ashtangayoganewyork #ashtanganyc #ashtangayogastanford #sonima #livesonima #miamilifecenter #miamiashtanga
#ashtangafamily #PrimarySeries #IntermediateSeries #practiceisprayer  #sharathjoisageless 
#ashtangafamily #alliscoming
  • Looking for 3 Ways to Hack Loneliness?

Read our latest article by Yael Shy @yaelshy1 and transform your relationship to loneliness and use these feelings to explore a deeper and richer connection to life.
💕
.
“Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you…” – Hafiz

Follow the link in our bio to find out more. .
.
.
.
#killingloneliness #loneliness #lonelinessthoughts✨ #lonelinessquotes #onehundreddaysofloneliness #lonelinesskills #yogilifestyle #yogafamily #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #positivenergy #positivelifestyle #positivemindpositivelife #mindfulliving #livewell #livefree #livefit #sonima #livesonima #healthylivingrevolution #healthierchoices  #balancedlife #createbalance #createhealthyhabits #brainhealth #mindbodyconnection #mindfullife #meditationchallenge
  • The portraits from NY are ready for you! 💓

Follow the link in our bio to connect to the Dropbox folder and find your own personal photo with Paramaguru Sharath Jois! .

A huge thank you to @ifilmyoga for the long hours of editing and uploading all the photos for us to share with you! 🙏🏽
.
.
.
.
@eddiestern @sharathjoisr 📸 @ifilmyoga .
.
#sharathjoisusa2019
#sharathjois #guruji #ParamaguruSharathJois
#sharathtour2019 #ashtangayoga #ashtangapractice #joisyoga #joisyogaencinitas #brooklynyogaclub #ashtangayoganewyork #ashtanganyc #ashtangayogastanford #sonima #livesonima #miamilifecenter #miamiashtanga
#ashtangafamily #PrimarySeries #IntermediateSeries #practiceisprayer  #sharathjoisageless 
#ashtangafamily #alliscoming
Receive fresh content delivered to your inbox every week!