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Tips for Keeping Off That Weight

By Genevieve Cunningham

You’ve worked hard, exercised daily, watched your food, and finally lost a few pounds! Who doesn’t love this feeling of success? It’s glorious. Unfortunately, this feeling of self-satisfaction, for some people, doesn’t last long. Losing weight is hard, but perhaps the hardest part is keeping it off. Isn’t there anything you can do to make it easier? Maybe! If you’re looking to keep the pounds away, take a look at these tips for helping your weight loss endeavor stay successful.

Have a Go-To Pair of Pants

Your clothes can be a great guide for your weight loss efforts. If you want to keep the weight off, use one particular pair of pants as a guide. This gives you an indication of your weight without you having to step on the scale. Pants getting tight? You may need to step on a scale to see if you’re gaining. Pants getting loose? You may be losing again! Don’t obsess over it, but instead allow your pants to be an easy guide.

Step on the Scale Regularly

If you would rather have specifics, make it a habit to step on the scale regularly. Just make sure that you make it as consistent as possible. It’s normal to fluctuate weight by a few pounds, so allow for that. Step on the scale at the same time every day. Understand that timing, food, drink, and clothing all have an impact on your weight. But if you allow for these small changes, stepping on the scale can be an incredibly effective way to keep your weight loss on track.

Get Comfortable With Movement

Exercise is great, but movement is better. What’s the difference? In this context, exercise is what you do on purpose. You go to the gym with the intention of working out. Movement is what happens in everyday life. You walk more and play more physical games. You engage in more movement without thinking about it. This all day, everyday movement is what helps you burn more calories. And in the long run, it helps you maintain an active lifestyle and promotes a healthy body and mind for good.

Yes, losing weight is tough. But you know what’s tougher? Keeping the weight gone! It’s easy to get complacent and allow a few pounds to creep back into our bodies. Use these tips to help manage your weight loss. With a few simple measures, you can keep the weight away, improve your health, and feel successful for the rest of your life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glen Allen, Va.

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