lose weight and keep it off
Reaching your body goals is a two-step process. It’s not enough to just shed some pounds. You need to lose weight AND keep it off. And that second piece can be especially frustrating.
I know soooo many women who go on these crazy diets and get so excited because they dropped some pounds. But the diets aren’t sustainable. And when they go back to eating like a normal human, the weight comes right back. Ugh!
The good news is that I’ve got all the secrets to help you lose weight and keep it off. And that really comes down to avoiding some of the most common mistakes out there in the weight loss game.
If you’re wondering how to drop excess pounds in the first place, here are 11 reasons you might not be losing the weight you want.
And to help you keep your progress rolling, here are the top five reasons you can’t keep the weight off.
#1: Your nutrition is off
If you’re wondering how to lose weight, exercise is definitely part of it. But girl, nutrition is something you CAN’T forget about. That’s why what you eat is so key to help you both lose weight and keep it off.
If you want to get your diet right, I’ve got you covered! We’re doing this Fit for Summer Bundle to help you do the reset your body needs and then get in the habit of eating well while staying slim. The bundle starts with our 7-Day Slim Down, then transitions into our four-week Hot Body Meal Plan. So you’re basically getting five weeks of FULL meal plans (I’m talking meals, snacks, smoothies, desserts, salad dressings — the works!).
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to get your nutrition dialed in. My hope with the meal plans is that you get in the groove of eating meals that taste as good as they make you feel!
#2: You’re not moving enough
Nutrition is definitely step one when you want to lose weight and keep it off, but exercise is important, too. When you’re getting your sweat on regularly, you kick your metabolism into high gear. Because your body’s working harder, it starts to want nutrients to fuel it instead of junk. Seriously, I swear, it’s twenty times easier to say no to that cupcake when you’re in a regular workout routine.
If you need a little push ot get moving, sign up for our Spring Slim Down Challenge. Seriously, sign up right now!! It starts in just a few days and it’s going to give you six weeks of awesome workouts to do alongside our LSF community. Plus, you get a free 2-day detox plan, a Sweat Starter ebook, lots of recipes, and the chance to win $2,500 worth of awesome stuff!
#3: Your diet is too hard
Alright, let’s circle back to what you’re eating because it really is such a critical part of this whole thing. Even if you know how to lose weight with a crash diet, there’s a difference between that and keeping it off.
And that’s because the only way to maintain your results is to keep your calories under control. Now, I’m NOT talking about some crazy restrictive way of eating. Quite the opposite, actually!
The thing is: when you’re doing a crazy hard diet, it feels that way. You crave a ton of stuff. You’re hungry all the time. It’s just not realistic for you to stay in that state of wanting.
That’s why I’m such an advocate for our nutrition plans! They’re all about eating plenty, but making sure it’s food that fuels you and makes you feel good. When you’re eating enough and it tastes great, too, you stop craving the junk. And that’s HUGE if you want to lose weight and keep it off. So if your diet feels too hard, babe, it’s time to walk away.
#4: You’re starving yourself
This is in a pretty similar vein. I’m actually all for intermittent fasting, but only because it makes me feel good. Everybody is different. If missing breakfast in the morning leaves you totally famished by lunch, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Going into lunch feeling starved probably means you’ll eat too fast. It also means you’ll be more tempted by less nutritious food. Who wants to put together a meal when you’re just trying to fill the pit in in your stomach ASAP, right??
Listen to your body. You should NOT be hungry all the time. Restricting your eating too much can lead to overeating and bad food choices, so it’s your enemy if you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off.
#5: You don’t have enough support
I’ve figured out how to lose weight and keep it off. And you want to know one of the biggest things I’ve learned? It’s HARD. Even now, when I know the way I eat makes me feel SO much better and I’m totally in tune with my body goals, I still get tempted to go for junk or skip my workouts.
But there’s one thing that keeps me focused. It’s you! Seriously, our LSF community is so amazing. If you’re not tapped in with us on Insta, it’s time to join. You’ll get literally thousands of cheerleaders and accountability partners to help you lose weight AND keep it off.
Let’s do this together, girls!
Great post! It can definitely be discouraging to lose weight and not be able to keep it off, so these 5 tips are very helpful to stay on track. Having extra support through the process can make a bigger difference than women realize. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! 🙂 Totally agree. Having the support and accountability is such a huge part of staying on track!!