If you’re someone who has hit their weight loss goal, you might be tempted to ease up on your regiment and lose consciousness of your healthy choices.
By all means, when you achieve a weight loss goal, you should celebrate and indulge within moderation. How do you continue to be cognizant about your success and how do you prevent yourself from slipping back into your old habits?
Embracing a Mindset of Mindfulness
Think about the way you feel right now. Briefly close your eyes and open them and listen to the sounds around you. Take a deep breath and repeat this process until your anxieties are dulled and cravings are muted.
Once you’ve calmed down from your hunger pains, drink some water and take big deep breathes. It’s important to be mindful of how you feel and check in with yourself and your surroundings. No one is making you eat but yourself. Think about how hard you worked to achieve your success and use that as motivation to encourage yourself to continue to make good decisions.
Input = Output
What you put into your body is usually what you get out of your body. If you put junk into your body, you’ll likely get junk results.
You’ve lost the weight by developing healthy habits. If you somehow lost weight with unhealthy habits, there’s no better time to commit a healthy lifestyle than right now.
There’s nothing wrong with recommitting yourself to a healthy lifestyle. Just continue to drill into your head what made you successful and think about the things you need to continue doing in order to maintain that success.
For example, did you severely reduce your carbohydrate intake during your diet. If so, why are you choosing to drink beer and eat bread?
Commit to Being Happily Ever After
People who have lost weight are very aware of how certain foods impact their waistline. If you had a trouble food like pizza or ice cream, you should approach these foods with strict limits for consumption so that you aren’t tempted to go off the rails.
Your weight loss journey should have a happily ever after ending. If you are a yo-yo dieter or someone who cannot commit to a lifestyle that limits their caloric intake to the same level as their metabolic rate, you need to be honest with yourself about this and retake the steps that provided you with your initial weight loss success.
From there, you should commit to building momentum and using the lessons learned from a food relapse as a force multiplier.