If you've been successful at reaching your weight loss goals, congratulations! That's an accomplishment that many people aspire to but few actually reach.
Now that you've gotten your body where you want it to be, don't let all that hard work go to waste. Sure, you don't have to work quite as hard to maintain your current figure or physique, but it would be a shame to take a step backward. Here are the tips you need to keep in mind for staying slim and trim.
It's Not a Diet, It's a Life Change
You probably had to change the way you eat in order to lose the inches and the weight, whether that meant forgoing fatty foods or excessive carbohydrates. Now that you've managed to reach your target weight, you could be tempted to go back to your old eating habits. But if you truly wish to maintain your current sleek build, it's important to eat healthy every day. Those who stay slim and trim know the importance of watching carbs and calories all the time. It's okay to indulge yourself with a high calorie treat every now and then, but overall you must stay true to the diet principles that work.
The same principles hold true for exercise. You probably started a fitness regimen in order to lose those unwanted inches and pounds. Unfortunately, you can't forgo your regular workouts and expect to maintain your weight, especially the older you get. In fact, you will probably have to work harder to shock your muscles into getting more toned. Or, if you are perfectly satisfied with your figure or physique as it is and don't wish to tone it further, at the very least you will need to keep working out about the same amount now as you did during your weight loss journey.
When You Slip
You are only human and you are bound to slip up on your diet and fitness routines every now and then. That's okay. Don't beat yourself up over it. But do take steps to get back on track. Let yesterday be in the past. Each time you slip, go forward into the future with a new resolve to eat healthy and exercise.
One easy way to quickly lose a few inches after you've regained them is to make regular trips to a tanning salon. Spend an hour once a week in a body wrap and you'll find it to be a very easy way to maintain your svelte body - and perhaps even lose more fat. It's a simple, painless, and completely safe way to erase the effects of bad old habits.
Weight loss is often a very long and difficult journey. Getting to the end of it and reaching your goals is something of which you can be quite proud. Stay strong to maintain your current weight and if you do slip up, slip into a body wrap to lose those extra inches effortlessly.
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