Whether you are close to meeting your goals or have reached them in weight loss, maintenance or even gain, what are the next steps? Now you need to keep your health in check and stay on track to living a healthy lifestyle!
"Falling off the wagon is all too common, but avoidable," Pamela Ofstein, eDiets Director of Nutrition Services, explains.
"Keeping focused is a challenge, but with a few key concepts you can stay on track."
She suggests using the eDiets Web site for advice and support, along with the following 10 tips to reach your goals:
MOTIVATION! This is the first step, and is individual to each of us. It can be personal, health related or even event-based (such as needing to wear a certain gown for a wedding). She also hints at using the support groups on eDiets' Web site as an excellent tool for staying on track.
SET THE MOOD! Make your environment a positive aura. Eliminate foods from your kitchen that may wean you off your program. Make eating enjoyable. Why not have candles at dinner, or drink water from a nice wine glass? This approach will help you appreciate every bite of the food you are eating, help you eat slower and your brain register when it is full.
LOSE WEIGHT, NOT POUNDS! Putting a number on weight loss gives it such a negative feel. It's certainly better to lose a single pound versus none, and also remember it is better to maintain lost weight than to watch the scale increase. Focus on overall success!