The moment you’ve been sweating for has finally arrived! You’ve smashed your goal weight and are looking better than ever … but now what? Can you skip ‘eating clean’ and training altogether? Should you?
You don’t want to see that number go back up on your scale, after all, you started this journey to get away from that number. Long-term weight maintenance is possible and necessary to sustain your hard work and here are a few tips to start you off.
This one is a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often and how easily we jump back into old habits. It happened to me recently and I should definitely know better!
When we avoid temptation by removing treats from our home, we give ourselves that extra support to resist indulging in a delicious dessert. Rather stick to eating sugary treats only occasionally, when it calls for it. Wait for special occasions like weddings, parties, and so on … the treats there will be amazing and you don’t have to clean up afterward. Win – win!
There is a reason why meal prep has a hashtag of its own. This weight-loss/gymgoer staple is an absolute must for sustaining weight loss as well as for making sure you keep the weight-loss train moving.
A maintenance eating plan has a lot of the same components as a weight-loss diet, so feel free to play around with food combinations and meal ideas. Your calorie intake should increase when maintaining your goal weight, so make sure that you choose and use the extra calories wisely.
Your first thought might be that you don’t have to slog and slave in the gym anymore, but that’s not the case at all. Your body is in the routine of being fit and moving more, so don’t stop now.
Exercise is not only good for maintaining weight loss, but it is a fantastic way to boost your overall health and helps you feel amazing. Plus, you’ve invested in all that gym gear, why waste a perfectly cute pair of leggings by skipping your gym session?
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