Reaching Your Diet Goal is Only the Beginning

fitness1It may be hard to believe, but losing weight is the easy part of your journey to your ideal body weight and form.

Unfortunately most people do not consider how they are going to handle their new life after they actually lose their excess weight. In other words, how in the heck do you keep that hard-earned weight-loss off your body once you have reached your goal?

Without knowing that ahead of time you are entering into an unfinished plan and dangerous waters.

Your diet plan needs to take you from beginning your diet and shifting your eating and exercise habits all the way through maintaining your eating and exercise habits after your goal is accomplished.

Just achieving your goal may seem like your worries are over but without the proper planning and preparation ahead of time you will regain all your weight back and all your hard work will be for naught.

Not only do you have to shift your eating and your exercise to healthier and fitter choices, but you must deal with your mentality. You may lose your excess weight, you may get in excellent shape during your journey but if you have not chosen a diet you can live with after goal is realized, if you have not chosen exercises that will fit into your daily lifestyle after your diet is finished, you’ve opened the door to defeat before you ever begin.

In order to really be successful in creating a new healthier body, you must begin to view your journey as a continuing journey…not a destination.

Truth is, the most important step in your planning is preparing yourself for the end and how this “end” is really not an “end” but a beginning to a new life…one that includes maintaining your new body…your new lifestyle.

Let’s face it, when we are focused on our diet, life doesn’t seem to get in the way as our intentions are so strong and our energy is all focused on our goal. But once we reach that goal…life returns to normal and projects, holidays, kids and whatever come into play in a bigger way and almost seems like hurdles. If we have not planned correctly…if we have chosen a diet or exercise program that no longer fits into our life or one that we cannot live with for the long-term we will slowly return to our previous not so healthy habits and our weight eventually creeps back on.

For example…if you choose a tough restrictive extreme diet in order lose excess weight and you actually eliminate entire food groups you need to be honest with yourself and examine whether you can stick with that type of diet for the rest of your life. It may work in the short-term but will it work in the long-term? Can you really live without chocolate, pasta or your favorite foods forever?

Your goal should be to be to maintain a healthy lifestyle all the way through…even after you’ve lost your weight. Choose a balanced diet, eat smaller portions and you’ll find it is much more effective and easy to live with long after you’ve reached your dieting goals.

Your new exercise program needs to be treated with the same respect. Fit your exercises to your preferences. Don’t approach it as something you are going to do temporarily. There are an endless amount of different types of exercises to choose from so choosing ones you can live with and enjoy doing is ultimately your key to long-term success.

Bottom line is both your mind and body must be prepared for the physical changes you will experience before you start on your journey to fitness and weight-loss and your goals must be realistic. Get your mind and your body in sync upfront and you are sure to experience the long-term effects you are after.

If you are looking for a workable solution to the vicious cycle of “rebound weight” I can help. “Rebound Free Weight Loss” explains in simple and easy to understand steps the process you need to take to get educated, re-frame your mind, take action and complete your own transformation.


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