In order to maintain your healthy weight for life, you need to
learn new behavioural habits to replace the ones that contributed
to your weight gain. We call them the habits of healthy weight
people. Once you have mastered them you really will be able to
relax at your ideal weight.
Most people believe their ideal weight is a definite number.
When you are trying to lose weight and set a target that seems
perfectly reasonable, but this is virtually impossible. It's
like expecting your car to always weigh the same no matter how many
people are in it. Try not to place too much importance on a
particular number - the most important thing is to feel happy in
yourself and feel good about how you look.
Having lost your excess weight, you believe you're in the right
mind set to keep it off. You feel empowered like there's nothing
you can't do. After all, this is one of the most significant
achievements of your life. Unfortunately, your mind isn't wired
that way. Evolution has taught your body that having extra body fat
to spare is better for survival than having none at all. So your
instincts are only doing its job when it distracts you from
noticing future weight gain.
Keys to weight loss