You worked your butt off (literally!) in the gym and in the kitchen, to get that perfect summer body. And now that summer’s in full swing, you’re living it up and enjoying the benefits of looking and feeling fabulous in your own skin. BUT, you’re starting to see that number on the scale creep back up slowly… those happy hour appetizers and frozen margaritas by the pool are catching up to you! Don’t worry, we’ve got a few tips to help you keep that weight off and maintain it! Read on …
1. Know what you’re working with
It might suck to see your hard work start moving in reverse, but you need to keep data on your progress/maintenance. Be sure to step on the scale or take your measurements at least once a week. This is just information and data to inform your practices, so don’t take it personally. You wouldn’t work on saving money for a down payment on a car without checking your bank account here and there… it’s the same idea! If you’re not working towards a number, go for the more qualitative data — notice how your clothes are fitting or how much energy you have every day. Taking note of these informational/data points can really help you develop more mindful habits so that you’re better able to listen to and work with your body towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
2. Practice mindful eating
One of the best things you can learn to do is listen to your body! When you find yourself reaching for a snack, is it because you’re actually hungry? Or are you tired? Bored? Sad? Notice when you stop eating… is it because you’re full? Is it because you finished everything on your plate? Did you eat too fast or too much and now you feel sick? A lot of the practice of mindfulness is asking yourself questions and really getting to know your body, your mind, and your behavior. If you need a little extra help, turn to a supplement, like LifeoxyLEAN™ Weight Loss Accelerator, for support with appetite suppressant when you know you’re “hungry” for the wrong reasons. During your next meal, take a little time to really experience your food and your body as you nourish it. Chew thoroughly, taste fully, eat slowly and enjoy — you’ll be much less likely to over-eat and you’ll still be giving your body exactly what it needs to feel nourished and satisfied.
3. Dig a little deeper… is there more to it?
Let’s take that a little further… extend that mindful practice to dig a little deeper into WHY you might be eating when you’re not hungry. Many of us struggle with emotional eating tendencies related to stress, anxiety or sadness. The first step toward correcting this behavior is identifying the WHY behind it. Then, without judgment or self-shaming, you can work on being more mindful when this type of emotional eating happens and find alternatives for dealing with those emotions. You can re-train your brain to turn to a healthier response (like going for a walk, chatting with a friend, doing your favorite craft, etc.), it just takes a little attention and work.
4. But, by all means, EAT! And eat regularly!
Obviously, food is essential for life, so you can’t go without it! Depriving your body from the food it needs to function is actually one of the worst ways to sustainably lose or maintain your weight. Alternatively, make sure your body’s metabolism is always running by eating smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. Best part is, you’ll never really be hungry! You shouldn’t find yourself “starving” at any point in the day, because that disrupts your steadily running metabolism. Here are a few other ways you can keep that metabolism going strong throughout the day…
- Eat breakfast — it’s the most important meal of the day because it kicks everything into gear and gets that metabolism going
- Eat every few hours
- Eat fiber — to keep things moving regularly
- Eat your fruits & veggies
- Use a supplement, like LifeoxyLEAN™ Weight Loss Accelerator, to help regulate your metabolism with digestion support, fluid detoxification, cell energizers and lean muscle mass support.
5. Move it, move it
Studies show that those who lose a significant amount of weight and actually keep it off typically work some sort of exercise or movement into their daily routine. It doesn’t have to be crazy, but make sure you’re getting up and moving around here and there. Small things add up and make a big difference… take the stairs instead of the elevator at work or park at the far end of the parking lot at the grocery store to give yourself a few extra steps here and there. Or, find something that’s fun and doesn’t feel like a burden and do it with a friend, sibling, or significant other to make it that much better! New activities you might consider trying include: taking a walk around the neighborhood after dinner, joining a Zumba or dance class, spinning, swimming, or even something a little more out there like karate or Jiu Jitsu!
6. Tap into your support system
Everything is easier done with a little support. So, don’t be shy to ask your close friends and family for a little help along the way. Whether it’s trying a new workout class together or even a new healthy recipe, making your weight loss and maintenance journey a social experience will make it that much more sustainable. And, when things get tough, you won’t have to face it alone. Get creative with who/what you turn to for support… LifeoxyLEAN™ Weight Loss Accelerator is a great dieting and health buddy! It boasts FIVE complexes and 18 key ingredients to help suppress appetite, burn fat, support digestion, detox fluids, and energize cells for accelerated weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.*
7. Do it for YOU
At the end of the day, the only thing that’s going to make your efforts last is the motivation behind them. And, quite frankly, the only sustainable motivator for a true, lasting lifestyle change is YOU! Getting fit or healthy for external reasons (like to impress somebody or fit into a certain crowd of people) won’t keep you going when times get tough. Internal motivators are what will keep you going, So make sure you’re doing this for the right reasons… you deserve to be happy and healthy for your own happiness and wellbeing… don’t lose sight of that!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.