Statistics show more people who successfully dropped down to their target weight put the weight right back on within a short period of time.
Even if you’ve begun to lose weight, the struggle doesn't end there. The real challenge is making sure your bodyfat will remain down for the count. write down everything you eat
Here are a some tips to staying on top of your weight-loss triumphs.
Maintain a journal.
There is no better way to monitor the errors of your ways than to actually write them down. Once you see what you've actually sunk your teeth into, it's easier to correct your woeful habits. Also, you're less apt to indulge in cheating binges when you know that everything you eat, you have to write down. In this sense, you are your own best friend— and disciplinarian.
Continue to wear tight clothing. if your clothes feel tight it's time to get back on track.
If you've gone out and purchased new clothing for the new you, continue to slide into these firm pants and shirts as often as you can. If you begin to bust out at the seems (no pun intended), you will know it. If you return to loose, baggy clothing, you may tend to grow too comfortable and be apt to put the weight right back on.
Engage in physical-type social activities.
Parties can often be a killer. Aside from the alcohol that you're likely to pour down your throat, these social gatherings are also synonymous with heavy eating (pizza, pastries, hors' d'oeuvres). Try incorporating physical activities into your social calendar: things like softball games, ice skating, walking, basketball, and yes, even bowling.
Find a fun form of cardio.
There are so many reports of newcomers becoming addicted to cardio kickboxing like Tae Bo, among others, and that this addiction has led to many success stories. Experiment with different types of physical activities, be it classes, outdoor activities, whatever, and find out what which ones you'll actually look forward to doing. Keep food portions small at home and at restaurants
Keep Serving Sizes in Check
The calories and fat content listed on food labels are for one serving only. A bottle of iced tea or a small bag of chips may actually contain 2 or more servings. Unless you check, you could be doubling your total calorie intake without realizing it, and gain that weight back in no time.
Serving sizes aren’t limited to packaged foods. Keep your serving sizes at home and at restaurants small.
A serving of rice, pasta, or potatoes should be about the size of a tennis ball. A serving of cheese should be about the size of 9 volt battery. A medium potato should be about the size of your computer mouse.
These little changes can make a big difference when you’re trying to keep the weight off.