After focusing on accomplishing one large task for so long, patients are often stuck wondering, “what’s next?” after achieving their weight loss goals. It can be tempting to go back to old lifestyle habits, but doing so can actually lead to rebound weight gain.
At this time, it’s important to give yourself a pat on the back for how far you’ve come, but remember that a true journey to good health is a lifelong pursuit. Maintaining your newfound weight is just as important to your overall health as achieving your goal. Now, it is time to make a plan of action for how you will maintain a healthy lifestyle.
STEP #1: SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Speak with your doctor about next-steps. For instance, you may be more comfortable transitioning into a more lenient set of diet guidelines than doing it alone. A licensed physician is most qualified to guide you through healthy, proven options to maintain a healthy weight.
Educate yourself on strategies to stay on-track. Birthdays, holidays, & vacations are common events that sneak up on us and influence nutrition-related slip-ups; browse through resources by Clinical Psychologists, Weight Loss Specialists, Bariatric Physicians, and other experts to help you prepare for the future.
Talk with your loved ones about your pursuit of a lifetime of health. Let them know that you will be trying your best to stay on-track, and that you would appreciate their support. If you would like, ask them to join-in on your new, healthy lifestyle choices.
STEP #2: PREPARE YOUR ARSENAL OF TOOLS
Stock your home with healthy food choices. Purchase an array of options for protein shakes, fruits, vegetables, and more. Continue to choose foods that are low-sodium, low-sugar, and organic when possible. Your body has accustomed to a new, healthier way of eating; a poor diet will contribute to sluggishness, decreased metabolism, and other unwanted effects.
Get a Control Kit. Red Mountain’s exclusive Control Kit is proven to help patients avoid rebound weight gain. The four essential supplements included in this kit are known to boost the metabolism, block carbohydrate consumption, enhance fat metabolism, and more.
Search for a physical activity you enjoy. Whether it’s going to the gym, walking around your neighborhood, biking, or yoga, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. Find something that gets you excited and motivated to move.
STEP #3: DEFINE MORE GOALS
Continue to set goals that will help you become a better version of yourself! Add value to your life by using the goal-setting skills you’ve learned during your weight loss journey to work towards accomplishing things that you may not have been able to do before. Finding activities that bring you joy will help improve both your mental & physical wellbeing.
For inspiration, browse this list of goals that real Red Mountain patients were able to accomplish after to achieving their weight loss goals:
- Run a 5K
- Complete a triathlon
- Master 5 yoga poses
- Climb a tall mountain
- Reach the top of a rock wall
- Do 25 push-ups
- Hold a 60-second plank
- Touch your toes