3 Critical Components Of Long Term Weight Loss

One of the most important factors that contribute to the general good health of a person is weight. Weight can have an extreme of both sides of gain and loss depending on genetic factors and feeding habits. The weight of a person is greatly affected by one’s lifestyle and diet. Nutrition discipline is a key factor in maintaining the appropriate weight for one’s body. Gaining of weight as a result of depression or poor eating habits has social consequences that are serious and pervasive. Overweight and obese people often result to social isolation and poorer psychological adjustment. Overcoming weight is strenuous and one may end up seeking medical help. It should be noted that cutting of weight and maintaining the same are two different approaches. Fortunately, as will be discussed herein, it is possible to overcome weight gain and maintain weight loss for a long period of time.

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Set Achievable Goals

During the process of weight loss, one is required to set standards that will help maintain the results. Having goals will help one work effortlessly and look forward to the end result. Depending on one’s time schedule, one should come up with rational long term goals and reward themselves if they achieve them. However, if one notices that the goals do not work out for them, he/she can then draft other standards in their favour. For example, one can decide to walk for thirty minutes each day for five days. This is attainable and adjustable since the thirty minutes can be executed at any time frame within the 24-hour-clock system. Putting up reminders and asking for help from others can help one continue working towards their goals. Being in good shape and weight is a good feeling and adds on to one’s confidence. Rewarding yourself with treats after achieving a goal will encourage you to maintain weight loss. After all is said and done and you have maintained weight loss, you can then come up with new goals.

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Dieting Consistency

Maintaining a consistent diet is paramount in keeping up with weight loss and avoiding weight regain. This is achieved by noting the routine of one’s eating and exercising behaviours. The aspect of eating depends on the amounts of fruits and vegetables that one can take in a day. Keeping a check on all these may not be as easy as it sounds and it involves a lot of commitment. Fortunately there are many apps designed to help track one’s lifestyle like calorie intake. With this, one is able to monitor their progress in weight loss and hence maintain the same. One can also choose the manual way of keeping up with a dietary routine. This is done by writing small notes on what to eat and what not to eat then sticking them on the fridge.

Dieting consistency will only work if practiced across the year with no breaks in between. This means that it should be practiced on 24/7, 365 days a year for better results. Individuals who tend to allow flexibility during holidays and weekends are at a risk of weight regain. Flexibility in the diet will only lead to loss of control and high-risk situations. However, those who are strict on their diet from week to week are more likely to maintain weight loss. In general, sticking on a strict diet with no deviations is the only way to achieve long term weight loss.

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Positive Thinking and Daily Affirmations

The tongue is a powerful tool and what you confess is exactly what you will possess. Maintaining long term weight loss is all in the head and is driven by what a person believes they can achieve. All you need to do is change your mind set to avoid reverting back to old behaviours and eating habits. Giving a deaf ear to negative comments from others also contributes to positive thinking. It is possible to fall off the wagon once a person begins the journey to the road of weight loss. It is at this point that one practices positive thinking by believing that they will be thin and achieve their weight loss goals. One can exercise well and have a proper diet but the power of hypnosis plays a greater role in long term weight loss. The power of hypnosis for weight loss can be instilled through attending therapeutical sessions and neuro-linguistics techniques. Long term weight loss is achievable through losing the cravings for high calorie foods, a process that begins by self-conviction.


Your weight is a direct consequence of your nurture and nature. That means that genetics play a role and so do your feeding habits and exercise routines. To attain your perfect weight, you need to incorporate these 3 aforementioned components into your daily life.

Long term weight loss is everyone’s dream. Commitment to losing weight and putting in the effort to maintain the same is no easy task. It all starts with one’s mindset and self- determination to stay away from negative thoughts. Setting up goals really helps in keeping one focussed.

Dr. Susan Padmore who works with other consultants to help weight loss. With at least 2 years of active experience, he is familiar with the detrimental effects of over weight and how it ruins one’s life.