After you achieve a weight loss, do you want to keep the weight off? Then you have to really want to keep the weight off.
The problem for so many women is that after dieting -- even a successful dieting -- the old ways of being may start tugging on you, wanting to come back, feeling familiar. Something to consider is that when you are dieting, a different mindset can establish itself for the time being, so you can remain in diet mode. Of course this isn’t true for everyone, but it certainly can happen. You can go on a diet, stay on a diet, and lose the weight.
Ah, but here’s where there might be a problem. You may have very little experience not being on a wight-loss diet and still eating less, moderately, sensibly. Most women think of being on a diet, or being off a diet. And being off a diet usually means going a bit wild with food.
The objective, after you lose the weight you want to lose, is to stop the weight-loss food plan, and start eating in a way that will let you not lose any more, but also not gain. This can be something quite new, not in your experience.
So if you really want to keep the weight off, you’ll need to work at it. You’ll need to commit yourself to maintenance mode. To do this, you’ll need to find the best ways of dealing with personal eating issues and habits that are not necessarily settled or changed, even though you were able to lose weight.
So here you are, no longer following that prescribed weight-loss diet plan. If you want to keep your wonderful weight-loss achievement intact, it will take a good deal of attention on your part, some self-searching, making some mistakes, making some adjustments, learning to be flexible.
That’s a lot of what you’ll be doing if you want to keep the weight off once and for all.