Many of us have dieted at some point in our lives. In order to maintain weight loss it is important to execute the right behaviours on a consistent basis. This means saying good bye to Yo-yo dieting and focusing on a lifestyle change.
Here are our top tips to keep you on track for the long haul!
Enjoy the way you eat. Keep calories moderate, consume adequate protein with each meal, and incorporate healthy treats. Ensure cravings are met before they spiral out of control. You may not be able to always control what you eat but you can control how much. Portion control is your friend!
Like the way you exercise. Move your body in a positive and healthy way, may it be weights, yoga, pilates or running. Finding a physical activity you enjoy and look forward to is key to staying on track.
Manage sleep and stress. Ensuring you keep your stress levels low and prioritising sleep are crucial and often overlooked components of a healthy lifestyle.
Rest days. Sometimes it can get so easy to become addicted to the to the awesome post workout high but taking rest days are important in muscle recovery. In fact it’s those days when your body goes into recovery mode, AKA protein synthesis, that is critical for muscle building.
Set goals. Working towards a long term goal and setting mini goals along the way will keep you accountable towards your fitness goals .Frequent self monitoring and check-ins are important strategies because they provide insight , allowing you to modify behaviours accordingly.