Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/18/2013 -- Once a person has achieved their goal weight, it’s time for celebration, but the road to long-term weight loss requires daily commitment to several factors that can seem overwhelming. But with a little balance and know-how, achieving and maintaining weight-loss is an achievable goal for everyone wishing to do so.
A study of over 5,000 people who successfully lost 30 pounds or more revealed several consistent habits in those who kept the weight off for over a year. They all consumed breakfast daily, maintained a low-calorie, low-fat diet, watched less than 10 hours of television per week, exercised at least one hour per day, and weighed themselves consistently. Integrating these habits into anyone’s lifestyle can help them achieve a goal weight and stay at that weight for years to come.
Tips to incorporate those habits into daily living include moving as much as possible throughout the day. Shift in the desk chair at the office, walk across the floor to visit a colleague rather than calling. Reducing the amount of television watched by engaging in activity incorporate two of those habits at once. Another step a person can take is maintaining a healthy environment to encourage healthy eating habits. Stock the fridge and freezer with easy to reach nutritional snacks such as fruits and bite sized vegetables. Plan out meals to assist with grocery shopping, or buy smaller portions of snacks to keep from snacking uncontrollably.
Stress can sabotage healthy habits quickly; therefore it’s important to learn ways to manage stress to prevent backsliding into old habits. Practice meditation or visualization techniques, or take a yoga class to learn mindfulness and body awareness. This will also help maintain activity and engage a person socially, both of which reduce stress and are part of healthy living.
If weighing once a week is too much for a person, measure progress once a month to keep on track. Knowing where a person stands can help them alter their lifestyle to maintain what they have going, or change what they want to improve upon. In the coming months, try these steps or adapt these goals to create a healthier lifestyle for the coming New Year.
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