Unless you were blessed with especially generous genetics that have graced you with an incredibly efficient metabolism that allows you to eat as much junk as you want, and still remain below 12% body fat, then chances are that you may have in the past, or may in the future, struggle with your weight, specifically your body fat levels. Gaining weight is far, far easier than losing it, but don’t let that put you off, nothing in life worth having comes easy, and with the right know how and the right amount of skills, sacrifice, and dedication, you can lose fat and achieve the body of your dreams. One reason that so many people are becoming more and more disheartened when it comes to dieting and losing weight is the fact that they believe that they will gain the weight back once they’ve finished. This however, shouldn’t be the case as there are a number of effective ways to burn fat and keep it off for good. If you’re looking for a miracle diet or product however, then you’re wasting your time, because the only thing that can stop you gaining back any weight that you lose is yourself!
Don’t binge when you finish your diet/healthy living program – Whether you’ve lost weight through dieting or simply through healthy lifestyle changes and choices, one thing that you must not do when you’ve reached a weight that you’re happy with, is binge eat. One mistake that many dieters seem to make is as soon as they finish and lose the weight they want to, they eat all of the junk food that they denied themselves for so long. Binge eating is not healthy as it takes your body from one extreme to another. You lose weight then all of a sudden you eat fatty junk food and you begin gaining it back quickly. Make sure that you do not mark the end of your diet by indulging in an all our binge eating session, as more often than not, one session leads to two, and so on.
Give yourself a cheat meal – In an ideal world we’d tell you to eat healthy nutritious foods all day every day but in reality that is extremely difficult and we all deserve a treat or reward from time to time. So give yourself just that once a week or once every two weeks to reward yourself for sticking to a healthy eating and exercise plan with a cheat meal. Make sure it is just a meal and not the whole day and don’t bring the leftovers home with you.
Continue to exercise and eat right – If you’re looking to get in shape, don’t treat the experience as a diet or a training program, but instead as a lifestyle choice/change. Make a conscious effort to include healthy foods into your everyday life, in combination with plenty of exercise and physical activity. Both of these things combined will help you to not only lose weight initially, but also to keep it off too, which is just as important.