Congratulations on losing the weight! I know it wasn’t easy but you did it. Above all odds, you changed your life for the better. So what’s next for you? What happens after the weight loss? Take it from me, once I achieved my first weight loss goal, I didn’t know what to do either. No one tells you what to do next. The TV shows and news segments tell you about how the people lost the weight but they don’t tell you what happens after that. Do they continue on? Do they go back to their normal routine? Do they gain the weight back? What is life like after the weight loss?
It is rare that TV shows tell you about the lives of the constants after the weight loss. I don’t mean 1 week later, I’m talking mouths and years. How are they maintaining their weight loss? How has their life truly changed? Does it really change or does it revert back to the old ways? These are questions people have and want answers to. I’ve wondered these things myself. What do you do once you lose weight? First, don’t panic for not knowing what to do. You’re not alone. I found three methods that will help you after your weight loss.
Three years ago my weight loss journey began at 390lbs and so far I’ve lost 50lbs. It wasn’t easy to maintain because I didn’t know what to do after I lost the weight. I’m still continuing my journey but with these 3 methods that I’ve learned, you can maintain and keep the weight off. So what are these methods? Well, you should learn to Track, Crack, and Explore throughout and after your weight loss journey.
I recommend everyone track your meals, track what you make your meals with, track how you make your meals, and track your exercise. Doctors will tell you that knowing what you eat, knowing what’s in what you eat, and how often you eat can help anyone lose weight. This is very true. Knowing what you put inside your body can insure success. Reading labels to know how much to eat is also important. I know you may like Oreos but the serving size is 3. I bet you didn’t know that. How could you if you never read labels? You can track your daily routine by either writing it down in a journal or using an app. I recommend using the MyFitnessPal app. You can input all your meals, exercises, weight loss, and socialize with other people losing weight. It may seem like a tiresome routine sometimes but it will keep you focused on keeping those pounds off.
The next method is to crack yourself open. Not literally of course. What I mean by this method is to get to know yourself better. Know what makes you happy, know what triggers you to eat, know what exercises benefit you. Crack open the real you. If you want to keep the weight off or even lose more, you have to work not only on your body but yourself as well. Fixing your weight doesn’t fix your mind from wanting to eat food. Let’s be real, food is delicious. We like to eat but we can’t eat everything we see and smell. We have to know what is okay and what is too much. This is a new lifestyle, not a diet. Crack open that cookie jar that is you and know yourself better.
The last method for life after weight loss is Explore. Explore new ways to exercise, new programs to use, new music to dance the pounds away. Old routines may have helped at first but once you get stuck, it’s hard getting out. This journey is all about change and doing different things. Switch it up. Explore new recipes, social media sites, new inspirational TV shows, and much more. I enjoy finding new smoothies recipes and healthier meal recipes. I also enjoy sharing my experience with others. It really helps people to know that there are others out in the world on the same journey. You can be the reason someone takes that first step to losing the weight. Explore ways to make your journey a fun and healthy one.
There it is people. 3 methods that will help you maintain your weight loss and keep it off. Life after doesn’t have to be hard or more challenging then the beginning. You already know how to lose the weight, just continue on. Remember to Track, Crack, and Explore on through your weight loss journey. I know we can do this. Be your own success story for millions to read about. Show people what really happens after you lose weight. Happy Weight Loss!