During a weight loss journey, the number one thing people grapple with is how to lose weight and keep it off. People often yo-yo between losing weight and gaining it all back again. This can be a frustrating issue and a major reason many people give up on their weightloss journey entirely.
So, is it possible to lose weight and keep it off? The answer is yes, but there are a few things to consider. Here’s what you need to know!
How to Keep Weight Off: The Essentials
Knowing how to keep weight off can actually be simple. It’s natural to overcomplicate this process or view it as unachievable. This is because we look to tactics that are unsustainable and draining.
Things like counting and tracking calories, fasting, juice cleanses, and more have spread through the health and wellness industry. But the truth is, these things will never offer a permanent solution to weight loss. These tactics usually drain the body of energy and can quickly push the body into survival mode.
When bodies are in survival mode, they’re more prone to storing fat. Meaning weight gain is often a byproduct of these bandaid solutions.
Wondering where to start with sustainable weight gain? Look to whole foods, hydration, stress elimination, and balancing your hormones to start. These few factors are the keys to finding (and fixing!) the root cause of weight gain and slowing metabolism.
Lose Weight and Keep it Off Successfully
Is losing 40 to 60 pounds in 4 to 5 months possible? The answer is yes – and it can be sustainably done! People usually don’t understand how to lose weight and keep it off, especially within a short period. But at The Metabolism Reboot, we’ve helped women lose 40 pounds or more within 5 months.
Here are our top 4 tips for the best way to lose weight and keep it off permanently.
- Create a Set Point
The number one thing to do when you’re losing weight and not wanting to gain it all back is to create a set point. A set point is the point at which your body feels safe.
When you’ve established a set point for your body, your body will naturally want to stay there. Having a set point doesn’t always mean you can’t keep losing (or gaining) the weight back. It just means your body naturally wants to stay at its new set point.
Maintaining the set point ensures that you’ll be able to enjoy your life and maintain safety in the body.
- Cultivate a Sense of Safety
Speaking of safety – cultivating safety is the only way to keep weight off sustainably.
Here’s the thing: fat is a survival mechanism. Midsection fat is more often than not related to stress. When your body feels in survival mode, it will store fat as a protective mechanism.
If you lose weight and your body doesn’t feel safe in that new weight, it causes a plateau or weight gain. This is why safety is everything.
- Go Slowly
Contrary to what we’ve been told, going extra hard in the gym or starving ourselves does more harm than good. Going hard without giving your body the time to adjust and integrate causes more stress, thus causing more weight gain.
We found that, on average, most people gain about 3 pounds on every diet they try. This is likely because of stress-related factors and lack of nourishment.
- Take Breaks
It’s unusual, but taking breaks is a great way to maintain your new weight. On average, women who do our program lose between 20 to 45 pounds in the first few weeks. Our foundation is based on the fact that once you lose weight, you must take a break.
Most assume losing weight means working harder and cutting more calories for weeks to months. We can assure you that this will backfire.
In our programs, we take a 4 to 6-week break where we pause losing weight. During this period, we increase people’s food intake, have them exercise, and add food to help stabilize their weight.
This is all done by creating a set point. Once you have your set point, your body will adjust, feel safe, and be able to maintain weight loss.
Revive Your Confidence Today!
Losing weight successfully requires a supportive accountability system. At The Metabolism Reboot, we’re ready to help you lose weight, reboot your metabolism, and regain confidence. Our 10-week coaching program provides the necessary tools to lose weight permanently.
If you’re ready to get started, reach out to us today! We’re here for you.