Congratulations! You have reached your fat loss goal. So, now what? You worked so hard for months to reach your goal and while it feels fantastic, it can be a bit anticlimactic. The last thing you want to do is gain all your weight back, so let’s look at some ways to keep that fat off.
The most obvious thing is to continue to monitor your calories. You may not need to count them, but if it took you several months or longer to lose weight, you should have a very good idea of how much food you need to eat, so keep an eye on that.
Continue to exercise. Not only does exercising provide a health benefit, but it also releases endorphins and you feel better after working out. Who doesn’t want to be slimmer and happier?
Monitor your weight. Set a weight goal that you absolutely refuse to go over, it could be five lbs. higher than you are now, or it could be your goal weight, but I recommend giving yourself a few lbs., five is ideal. When you weight yourself, the minute that you go over that weight, it is time for you to get tunnel vision and be 100% on your diet and exercise. Absolutely no overeating, no sleeping in, none of that garbage.
Keep a picture of your formerly overweight or fat self. Use it as motivation to never go back.
Gain a love for the gym. If you have a love for working out, the chances of you slacking off and quitting the gym are of course very little.
Take your commitment to the next level. Train for an event, a marathon, a triathlon, or a bodybuilding or physique contest. Push yourself to the limit to see how good you can be, see what your potential is.
Look at the big picture. If you gain your weight back, does it suck? Ya, it freakin sucks big time. But it isn’t the end of the world. Make that behavior modification that is necessary to change your life for good.