3 Ways to Keep It Off

Posted On Jan 26, 2015 By Erin Kuh, MBA, RD

Keeping It Off

These are three tried and true habits of people who lose weight and keep it off long-term. And that's the goal here, right?! It's actually the most difficult part of losing weight - the maintaining part.

  1. Food log

    You don't have to log your food intake every day, but if you feel yourself slipping, this is the best way to get back on track. Using it during challenging times, i.e. during the holidays. It's also a great strategy for preventing weight gain.

  2. Weigh regularly

    Getting on the scale once per week is adequate and keeps you honest. You don't have to live and die by the scale, but the scale doesn't lie. If you dread the scale, use another other method of weight loss tracking, such as taking circumference measurements with a tape measure or body fat percentage.

  3. Keep moving

    You have to keep exercising to keep the weight off, plain and simple! People who have the most success with long-term weight loss also build more movement into their day and spend less time sitting. In addition to regular sweat sessions, find ways to incorporate more physical activity into your life. Hiking, roller skating, picking up a new sport, such as tennis or skiing, and having a standing desk can help keep you active and help keep being active fun!