Working really hard to lose weight. Sticking to the weight loss plan. Facing and conquering various hardships in order to reach goal weight. Finally, goal weight. Feeling rewarded for all the tireless effort. Then, over time, gaining back all the lost weight.
This is the way it goes for so many women. Successful weight loss and then weight regain. Very discouraging.
Why can’t it be different? Plain and simple, there is failure to maintain behavior change.
If you look closely, you’ll most likely see that there are certain recurring situations in which you were unable to keep up your new eating behavior and maintain weight loss. These are the situations you have to analyze to see what it is that made you go back to your old ways. After you identify the hazards these situations present, you will have to develop new ways to deal successfully with these hazards. Then you will have to practice using these new ways so you no longer revert to old weight-gaining courses of actions.
See if you can make maintaining lost weight a winning proposition.