Permanent fat loss is not as complex or challenging as you believe.
It’s not just the diet that needs to be well maintained, but also the mindset.
What’s going on upstairs is key to your success or failure.
Let’s get into some significant ways to help you along this pathway towards permanent change.
Six key ways to maintain permanent fat loss.
One: Set your mind up for change
The first step to making lasting change is to set the commitment in place well before you even begin your weight loss journey.
It’s critical to know why you are doing this and how you will benefit from changing your ways.
Will reverting to your old ways hurt or see you facing a severe health issue?
Finding out the root cause of why you are doing this will help you along the journey and beyond.
It’s not always about looking amazing.
Many of us become forced into weight loss because of health issues, which can be a real driver towards lasting change.
Remember that changing your eating and exercise patterns is not to be handled in a couple of months; this is for life, guys.
It’s a permanent, embedded change.
So my question to you is: Why do you want to maintain weight loss & health for the rest of your life?
Two: Keep track of what you are eating, even after decades
It’s important to be consciously aware of what goes in your mouth without obsessing over it.
Do you snack frequently or tend to drink a bit too much?
These can have a very challenging long term effect on your health and weight loss goals.
It’s important to know what foods affect you and in what way.
Some people need to eliminate sugar or dairy from their diets permanently.
Maybe you should determine what foods are causing harm to your health and give them the flick forever.
A good action plan is to download a particular app, which allows you to jot down what you’ve eaten.
Then, if, for some reason, you begin to feel a little heavier or your clothes get tighter, you can refer back to what the root cause is.
When you know, it’s faster to stop and change your habit or lifestyle.
Make it as easy on yourself as possible — then you won’t have any excuses of denial in your back pocket.
Three: Be consistent with your proper eating routine & food
If you know what foods are best at keeping your body trim, you should eat these regularly.
Perhaps this is a salad or something light for lunch.
We are human, and therefore, having a treat a couple of times a week is fine, or perhaps one takeaway dinner per week.
Remember that we should spend most of our time eating the right foods in their necessary quantity.
Sometimes it helps to be simple — and then you will make it easier for yourself during your meal preparation.
Try not to eat lunch on the run or in a hurry. Instead, take the time to enjoy your meals, chewing and showing gratitude appropriately.
Four: Limit processed foods and sugar
This one is paramount in any diet.
Processed foods and sugar are nutritionally void, meaning they provide absolutely no health values at all.
They are a waste of time to chew, and it’s only for the pleasure of simple, delicious tastes.
They are also very addictive and cause a cascade of negative habits. So you want to try and avoid these as much as possible, opting instead of whole foods and live foods, such as apples, bananas etc.
Five: Weight train
Once you decide to move towards the weight training pathway, you’ll never look back!
The changes in your body will be beyond amazing.
But, you can go so far with weight training.
It will reshape & recondition your body, make you look and feel physically stronger, and give you a lot of mental grit.
There is no better feeling than always lifting heavier weights.
Weight training also boosts your metabolism, making it easier to consume more calories than you usually would, without the negative consequences of adding extra body fat. Weight training is essential, 3–4 times per week, and kept up for life.
We all need muscle in our bodies for optimal functioning.
So make it a priority to build your’s, no matter what age you are.
Seven: Even if you exercise, keep moving
Movement is essential, especially if you are looking for permanent weight loss.
Although walking is not as significant as weight training, it provides another system to work within in achieving our weight loss goals.
Use walking as stress relief, or use your feet instead of public transport or the car. It’s a nice feeling knowing you are not only helping your waistline but the environment as well.
Getting your body into more movement will help you be healthier and live a longer life.
All it takes is to get up from the chair or couch and go about your daily life. Use walking as a means of de-stressing and de-cluttering the mind.
We all need a little of that sometimes.
I do hope this was somewhat helpful for you. Keep up good health for a long and vibrant life ahead.
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