7 Fat Loss Secrets Revealed
I hear from bootcampers all the time who have successfully lost weight, tightened and toned with my program, but they are a “victim” of their own success.
What I mean is, they workout hard, eat the right foods, and look totally awesome, but are afraid that they will fall off the wagon and end up gaining it back.
If you’ve ever lost weight, you know how hard it is to keep it off. Besides, just because you look incredible today or this month, doesn’t mean you don’t have to stay focused to keep
Ever wonder why some people are able to keep weight off, while others put it right back on? Read on for the 7 Secrets to Maintain Weight Loss. (And if you still have pounds to lose, these 7 secrets will help you too.)
Secret #1: Keep on Moving
If you’re serious about keeping the weight off, you need to be serious about your workouts. Keep your activity level high, both in and out of the gym, health club, or with your at home workouts. Your workouts should consist of both interval card training and resistance training. When not exercising, make an effort to move as much as possible by taking the stairs, going for walks or jogs and participating in recreational activities.
Secret #2: Be a Healthy Eater
Sorry, you can’t go back to grabbing .99 cent tacos or that five buck value meal at the drive thru and expect to maintain your weight loss. Instead, focus on these 3 aspects of healthy eating:
- Keep calories low. Gone are the days of eating mindlessly. Be aware of everything that goes into your mouth, whether by journaling or simply keeping a mental tally. This includes “hidden calories” like the “two bites of birthday cake” at the office party.
- Be careful. Eat small portions, avoid high-calorie foods and check nutrition labels. You don’t have to swear off chocolate forever, just eat it occasionally with portion control.
- Eat a balanced diet. Include a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains.
Secret #3: Turn off the TV
The average person watches a whopping 35 hours of television each week. Cut back on watching Twilight and The Bachelor and find stimulating things to do with your fiance. This helps strengthen your relationship and keeps you from being sedentary on the sofa.
People who successfully maintain weight loss, watch an average of just 7 hours or less of television. TV watching encourages snacking and jeopardizes your fitness goals.
Secret #4: Keep it Simple
While it is important to keep a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, your diet should be fairly simple. Create a repertoire of basic whole foods: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, beans and nuts. When you cut down on your options it becomes easier to stick to your plan, making weight loss guaranteed.
Secret #5: Track Yourself
Your biggest fear is gaining back every solitary lost pound, but don’t be afraid of your scale. Weigh yourself at least once each week to monitor any gains. If the numbers begin to climb then reduce calories and increase your exercise.
Secret #6: Eat for the Right Reason
Emotional eating is one of the top reasons that people are overweight. It’s very important that you view food as fuel, not as an answer to deeper emotional needs. When food becomes more than just fuel, the pounds quickly add up. If you want to keep your weight under control, you’re going to have to eliminate emotional eating.
Secret #7: Forget All-Or-Nothing
No one is perfect – not even you! There will be days when you eat more calories than you should have. There will also be days when you miss a workout. Don’t let small slip-ups send you into a tailspin of all-or-nothing sabotage. Simply get back to your healthy lifestyle rather than letting yourself backslide into your old habits.
Don’t be one of the many who skip these 7 secrets and instead return to life pre-weight loss. You worked hard to be where you are – you deserve to keep it.