Weight loss for many folks is a temporary thing. They get to goal; then they gain weight.
It happens so often that it’s believed that 99% of all people who lose weight gain it back. I happen to doubt that statistic, but it’s repeated so often and by so many “experts” that it’s accepted as fact.
I know that people can lose weight and keep it off. I also know that people who are successfully managing their weight generally share these 5 behaviors.
- They eat meals and snacks that are satisfying (they love the food they eat)
- They eat a meal within 2 hours of getting up for the day.
- They don’t allow themselves to get too hungry. They don’t skip meals and they eat smart snacks to allow them to avoid extreme hunger between meals.
- They trust themselves to eat enough to be satisfied without worrying about overeating.
- They make activity a priority by getting off their seats and onto their feet at every opportunity.
These 5 things are not something they start to do after they get to goal.
These things are an important part of the weight loss process. By making these the actions of a weight loss plan, they later becomes the foundation of a weight loss maintenance plan.
I’ve written 189 blogs. Most of them speak directly to how to incorporate the 5 steps for successful weight control into your weight loss plan.
The blogs that don’t do that, generally explain what influences body weight so that readers can be aware that being overweight might not be their fault, and that doesn’t mean they’re without power and resources to lose weight. It’s my hope that my blogs will help explain the whats and whys and most importantly the hows of weight loss to those who have decided that sustained weight management is what they want.