Monday, November 6, 2017

3 Simple Ways To Maintain Your Weight Loss Mojo

Embarking on yet another diet can be soul destroying, especially after the dozens you have tried before. Not being blessed with a fast metabolism means that watching what you eat is becoming a chore and you ache to be able to eat more of what you want without considering the number on the scales. Alas! No such luck. Like many women across the world, maintaining your weight is one of the hardest things you have to contend with. You may have completed diets in the past only to find the weight slowly creeping back onto your frame after a few months, leaving you back at square one. Mentally you’re tired. However, all is not lost. Take a look at these three tips to help you maintain your weight loss mojo.


Shift Your Mentality

You need to stop thinking about your weight loss in terms of faddy diets and focus more on a healthy eating plan for life. This doesn’t mean you’ll be eating nothing but lentils, cabbage and soy milk for the rest of your days. It means eating in moderation, controlling your portion sizes and not gorging on sweet, sugary snacks. Three fulfilling meals should leave you satisfied, and any snacks should be healthy. Swap your candy bar for antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. The bitterness is a taste that you’ll become accustomed to as you wean yourself off the more refined junk. Thinking less about enduring a diet and more about welcoming a new way of eating will lead to enhanced motivation and a commitment to seeing the pounds drop off.


Break Your Goals Into Manageable Chunks

If you want to lose fifty pounds, more power to you. However, to keep your mojo in place, you’ll need to break this goal into smaller chunks. This way you’ll be able to see progress and remain motivated. Consider attempting to lose three pounds in a week. Or conquer your fear of fruit and eat an apple a day. You could even reward yourself every time you achieve a mini-goal. You may want to try out some CoolSculpting and have a go at freezing the fat from your more stubborn double chin. Or you might want to book a weekend away after succeeding in not allowing a packet of chips pass your lips for a fortnight.


Realize You Are Not Alone

Online forums are excellent sources of support from like-minded people who are going through the same issues. By reaching out to them, you will find a community more than willing to give you advice on how to maintain your mojo as well as being comforting voices of encouragement when things are looking a little bleak or giving you virtual high fives when you celebrate your successes. As you become more confident with your new healthy eating plan and weight loss regime, you can be the one on the forum to help others and give a little back.

Trying to lose weight is tough, especially if you aren’t a natural gym bunny or you have a particularly sweet tooth. Stick with your plan, set out the mini-goals you want to achieve and start to reclaim your weight loss mojo. As the pounds begin to drop, you’ll be even more motivated to succeed and keep your mojo firmly in place.