You’ve lost weight, now keep it off. 5 strategies that work.

As a ACE  certified group fitness instructor, I am often asked “how do I maintain my weight loss?  I answer with these five strategies listed below.  The reason that I answer this way is because I do not want them to develop an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise.  These are practical, time tested strategies that work.

  1. Pre- Planning.  Schedule your exercise sessions, do it and then you are done.
  1. Read food labels. Be aware of what and how much you are really eating in one sitting. Learn to visualize what a proper portion size looks like.

    3.  Keep a food and work out journal.  That is important for two reason; you are more  likely to workout when you record your workout routine  and you can look back and see the  progress you have made.  This is a great self affirmation technique.

Fitness trackers are popular and  I love them, but if you want to connect your heart to  your head, write it down.

  1.  Brown Bag it.  Prepare your snacks and lunch.  Igloo has several affordable styles in their collection to help you transport healthy foods.
  1. Pay attention to your body.  It knows what it needs but you have to respond to the signals. If a particular food and or workout is unsuitable for you your body will let you know either through pain or digestive distress.

I am not saying that it will be easy, but if you follow these 5 strategies, I guarantee that the load will be much lighter.  Stay motivated. Good luck.  Let us hear from you.

Dorris Bogus/KaMIT