So much attention is given to weight loss, that sometimes the importance of keeping the weight off is neglected. That’s not to undermine the challenging task of losing weight. The problem, however, is it’s counter intuitive at best to lose fat and get to a healthy weight, only to gain most or all of it back in just a short period of time.
Having a lean and healthy body requires a long-term commitment. It’s not something you only commit to for a set number of months. If you end your efforts after making progress, you endanger what you worked so hard to achieve. While you don’t need to labor strenuously once you attain a healthy physique, it will take some maintenance to preserve it. But why should that be an issue? Your health and body are your most valuable possessions. If you’re overweight, you expose yourself to adverse conditions, especially when you factor in the nature of aging. If your health is poor, then you’re potentially sacrificing your quality of life, while minimizing the length of your future.
By this point, it goes without saying if you’re overweight or obese, you should set a weight loss objective and stick to it. Fight your way to a lean and healthy physique, because it’s certainly attainable. You deserve nothing less. With that said, once you eventually reach your goal by achieving a healthy weight for your stature, you must dedicate your efforts to keeping the weight off for good. Regression should not be an option.
While keeping the weight off requires work, there’s no need to stress about maintaining a healthy weight. It’s infinitely easier to maintain a lean physique than it is to achieve one especially if you’re extremely overweight at the beginning. As we’ve alluded to, what’s essential is to avoid “yo-yo dieting.” Besides being hazardous to your well-being, it’s frankly a waste of your time to alternate between weight gain and loss because your eating plan lacks discretion.
The key to keeping excess weight off for good is the following…
- lose weight at a sensible rate by making long-term changes to your eating plan and lifestyle. Slow and steady wins the race.
- weight loss should always be a long-term goal, for having a lean and healthy body is a lifelong commitment. So don’t rush it.
If you’re able to exercise consistently and eat healthily, you’ll succeed in the long run. And remember, there are no quick fixes when it comes to your health.
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