Learning from your lapses can prevent you from relapsing. Forgive yourself and plan your strategy, so you can prevent it from happening again in the future.
There’s no need to eliminate treats completely. Go ahead, enjoy a splurge. Use portion control and increase your physical activity to have your “cake” and eat it too.
As your weight begins to level off, the external reinforcements are less frequent. When that happens, look inside.
Don’t be tempted to let go of your healthy habits. Revisit your reasons for weight loss to stay motivated for maintenance.
A positive attitude can help you overcome mixed emotions about reaching your weight loss goals.
Use the strategies that worked for weight loss to help you maintain your lost weight. Staying aware of your choices and behaviors is key to catching yourself falling back into old habits.
It is important to celebrate your weight loss efforts. By acknowledging your “wins”, you are building a healthy attitude towards change, learning to think optimistically, and fueling your motivation to stay the course.
Self-monitoring is a valuable tool to help you achieve weight loss maintenance success. Use it to help you get back on track or to prevent your weight from creeping up.
By mastering a few cooking techniques you can cook healthy at home and stay on track for good.
Build your own meals into your weight loss meal plan to liven up your week.