Maintaining Your Weight Loss Goals
If the first few weeks of your weight-loss resolution have not been going well, don’t give up! Going forward, commit to a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a realistic meal plan, exercise and enough rest into your daily routine. With a few tweaks to your plan, this is the year you are going to achieve your weight loss goals! Before you get started, weigh yourself on a scale that you will continue to use regularly. Different scales can give you different readings and throw off your progress. Keep a record of your information and set a goal weight and date. Plan your meals in advance and eat at home as often as you can. Invest in a kitchen scale to keep track of nutritional values and help with portion control. Fill your refrigerator with a lot of fresh vegetables for sides and salads. Cook your vegetables in a stainless steamer for low calorie meals and easy prep. With salads, use a vinaigrette mixer to make your own healthy dressings and avoid the empty calories in the store-bought brands. Keep track of the food you eat at each meal to stay accountable. It is important to schedule time each day to exercise. You schedule meetings, doctor visits and hair appointments, so start scheduling exercise, too. Find something you enjoy doing and commit to it. Try to vary your activities to keep yourself challenged and interested, but remember to write it down and check it off. Make sure you get enough rest each night so you can stay on your path to success. When you are tired and cranky, you will be more likely to veer from the plan. Go to bed around the same time each night to build a routine of healthy habits. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your weight-loss goal.