ou start a diet, lose weight and are finally comfortable and happy with how you look and feel — so you stop the dieting and fall back into your regular routine.
A couple of weeks later, the weight you lost begins to creep back, and your continuous cycle of frustration with the scale begins again. Sound familiar? If you want all of your hard work to have a long-term effect, follow these seven tips from people who have lost weight and kept it off, compliments of Organize Yourself Skinny.
SLIDE 1/7 – DON’T ELIMINATE FOODS.
Instead of banning foods from your diet, which could lead to binging later on, find a way to fit them into your healthy lifestyle. Eat them in moderation or find healthy alternatives for some of your favorite junk foods, like this 4-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream!
SLIDE 2/7 – DEVELOP ROUTINES AND MAKE IT YOUR LIFESTYLE, NOT JUST A ‘DIET’.
Getting in the habit of working out every morning or eating dinner at the same time each night are just a few examples of habits that can help lead to a healthy lifestyle. Making it part of your routine versus a temporary fix, allows you to develop more long-term habits.
SLIDE 3/7 – PRACTICE PORTION CONTROL.
The most basic formula for weight loss is to consume fewer calories than you burn. If you are practicing portion control, no food is truly off limits and it’ll be hard to overeat.
SLIDE 4/7 – EXERCISE!