Losing weight is one thing. Maintaining your weight loss is something else. The first one takes a lot of willpower, but the second one requires you to make some real changes in your habits. If you want to maintain your weight loss, then make these habits yours:
1. Find Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
It is easy to deal with stress by comfort eating, but doing so will undo your weight loss. Experiment with other ways of dealing with stress, like yoga, talking to friends, working out, or pursuing a hobby you enjoy.
2. Set a Warning Weight
Everybody goes through small variations in weight, but you need to make sure you catch yourself backsliding before it gets out of hand. Set a warning weight for yourself, and weigh yourself every day. If you hit that weight, it’s time to get serious about your diet again.
3. Never Skip Breakfast
You are starting the day after a long period without food. Trying to get active without eating first sends your subconscious mind into panic mode, because it believes there might be a food scarcity. So what does it do? It starts storing as much fat as it can, to see you through a possible famine. Don’t let it do that.