In order to truly achieve an improved lifestyle, weight loss is just the beginning. To maintain the strides you have made, you must find a healthy way to keep your weight down for the long term. Many guests attend our weight loss resort after becoming discouraged when they are unable to sustain their goal weight. From the many common themes we have heard, we have developed key tips to help you stay on track.
Tip: Engage in positive self-talk
We are all our own worst critics. Ditch the hurtful stream of consciousness by stopping yourself every time it arises. Replace negative thoughts with congratulations on how far you’ve come, acknowledgments about the healthy weight loss choices you have made and your ongoing commitment to self-improvement. Simply be kind to yourself–not just regarding your weight loss, but about yourself as a complete person. You deserve it.
Tip: Visit a weight loss spa
Healthy weight loss is challenging to sustain on your own. It’s easy to lose motivation and slip back into unhealthy habits. Visit a weight loss luxury resort to give yourself a boost of inspiration. During your visit, you will work with nutritionists, physicians, personal trainers and mental health staff who can evaluate the best ways for you to get the nutrition your body needs while nurturing your mind and soul.
Tip: Surround yourself with a support system
You can build a supportive team without visiting a weight loss resort. Get involved in an online chat room, visit in-person meetings or encourage your own group of friends to check in regularly to discuss your goals and challenges. Holding yourself accountable to others helps you stay focused and reminds you that your ongoing weight loss goals are important.
Tip: Curb your alcohol intake
In addition to the havoc alcohol wreaks on your system, we have seen many people start diets or participate in health cleanses that require that they stop drinking for a few months. This lack of added calories causes them to lose weight. Unfortunately, when the cleanse is complete, they head back to the bar and watch the pounds pile right back on. If you truly want to sustain long term weight loss, eliminate drinking entirely. Not only will your waistband thank you, your liver will, too.
Tip: Mix up your workout routines
We know how easy it is to get stuck in a workout rut. Getting bored makes you more likely to fall behind. Mix up your workout routines and try new sports regularly. Not only do you exercise new muscle groups, you might discover a passion for a particular activity that you never knew you had.
Tip: Stay centered & focused
When you are stressed, you are more likely to abandon new habits and replace them with old routines that sabotage your healthy weight loss progress. In addition to regular workouts (get those endorphins pumping!), engage in calming activities that allow you to center yourself and become more mindful. Regular meditation practice, yoga, walks in nature, and simply taking more time to be alone help you put daily stresses behind you and enable you to maintain focus on your goal weight.
We know that sustained weight loss can be an uphill climb. If you have unsuccessfully tried to maintain your goal weight, contact us today. We’ll work with you to address the core issues that are undermining your weight loss progress and develop a personalized plan that will help you get started on the path to long-term success.
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