10 Ways To Stay On Track With Your Weight Loss Goals

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Staying on track with your weight loss goals can sometimes feel like that illusion game where the object is to keep track of the ball underneath a certain cup as they get shuffled rapidly right in front of you. Although it starts out fairly easy inevitably when done your brain starts to stumble as it blends together and before you know it you… the ball is lost.

One would think it would be as easy as paying attention but as anyone who has maintained weight loss goals can tell you, if it were that easy then we’d all be fit and healthy. If you’ve ever struggled with finding that balance then this list is for you.

10 Ways to Stay On Track With Your Weight Loss Goals

1. Remind yourself every day it’s a marathon

If you tried to sprint a marathon full force you would never make it so to apply the same mindset to maintaining weight loss is not only silly but a set up for failure.

2. Stop buying your problem foods

If you have a penchant for sweet, savory, fried, or all of the above and find yourself saying, “I’ll buy just one package of [insert problem food here] so I can have some when I really want it…”, it’s time to stop. You’re creating a comfort zone for self sabotage. Just don’t buy it, okay?

See more: Healthy snacks

3. Keep track of your nutrition when you feel you’re losing your grip

Eating too much or eating too little are both equally are the nemesis of maintaining weight loss. The best way to combat that war is to keep track of your nutrition when you feel most out of control.

Whether using Skinny Fiber, a manual journal, or any other options with documentation is a perfect way to gain knowledge as well as steer you back to “true north” when you need it most.

4. Keep a tangible calendar on the wall so you can “X” off days

Visually seeing your “checklist” being marked off, feeds the part of the brain that wants to list accomplishments and will keep motivation high as well as serving a daily reminder of the lifestyle you’d like to lead. Eventually it will become habit and can always be done again if needed!

5. Memorize this phrase, “No thanks, I just ate.”

When you’re trying to make better choices regarding eating, it’s easy to get bombarded with turbulence over, “you can have just ONE” or “I heard not eating can be BAD for you” when in reality they just want you to join in on the fun. When you say “No thanks, I just ate,” it cuts down on the need to defend yourself BIG TIME.

See more: 41 Awesome Non-Food Rewards for Weight Loss

6. Drink as much water as you can

I mean it. Not only will you stay hydrated but your body will be running on all 8 cylinders keeping you constantly tuned up.

7. Ask yourself “Will I be happy with that decision an hour from now?”

Odds are the answer is no and it helps to focus on the outcome rather than the instant gratification. If the answer is yes, then that’s what you should be doing! Self accountability at it’s finest.

8. Establish an accountability buddy

It helps knowing that someone else understands the struggle of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having an appointed friend you can call or text in that moment of weakness can do wonders for talking yourself off the ledge. Even if you don’t call/text it’s a great tool just knowing you can.

9. Get rid of all your bigger sized clothing

You don’t need that safety net anymore and when you have no choice to get back on track unless you want to buy a whole new wardrobe, it can be motivating to get back on the health wagon.

10. Never give up on yourself

You’ve got to want it more than anything because anything can stop you.

What is your favorite weight loss tip?

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By Josh Cox Anytime Fitness
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