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Keep the weight off

Steve Well
CPT
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Greatest Loser contestants are still smiling 9 weeks into their 12-week program.
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The Greatest losers are working hard and still losing weight. As we get closer to the end of the competition, NCFF personal trainers are trying to keep the contestants motivated to work hard through the finish.

One of the goals of the trainers is to create good lifestyle changes in the contestants so they can keep exercising and keep the weight off after the competition is over. Here are some tips that will help.

Learn to make new goals. By setting new goals, you can help yourself stay motivated. Keep raising the bar. Make new challenges for yourself. Get involved in active events throughout the year to give yourself a good reason to stick with it. Try a sport or activity you have always wanted to try.

Avoid yo-yo dieting. Many dieters put the weight back on as soon as they stop dieting. The key is to never “diet,” but to make long-term healthy eating habits. You must make permanent changes to your eating habits and stick with them. Short-term diets yield short-term results. Good nutrition is a personal evolution. It takes time and effort to fine tune your eating habits. We are all individuals so no one diet will work for everyone. Pursuing a healthy diet is a lifelong journey that is well worth the effort. Surround yourself with people who support your efforts of eating healthier and want to see you succeed. Avoid those who may sabotage your hard work.

Keep exercising. You must make it a permanent habit. Your body was made to exercise. Disease will set into a sedentary body. Finding ways to keep moving can be a challenge but focus on activities you love and make it a part of your daily routine. Involve friends and family – accountability to someone else makes it easier to make it a part of your day.


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