You were successful in getting close to your weight loss goal, but those last 10 pounds just keep hanging on. Often, losing those last 10 pounds, can be the most difficult pounds to lose.
So, if the dusty treadmill sitting in the corner of your bedroom has become your “backup” clothes closet, try these 4 things experts in weight loss agree will take off those last 10 pounds.
1. Review your diet. Often, the lack of progress toward weight loss, or worse, gaining what you’ve lost back, is a result of your cheating on your diet plan. Where you were once so faithful and diligent, you’ve convinced yourself that cheating a few times won’t hurt. It does.
Failing to monitor what you eat by either writing it down on putting it in a diet AP lets you fall into the habit of unconscious eating. Unconsciously eating what you want, when you want, is what probably led to your weight gain in the first place. Review your diet and monitor your eating to get back on track.
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2. Reduce your calories. As you lose weight, your body needs fewer calories than it did when you were 50 pounds heavier. I know this stinks, but to maintain your weight at a lower level, you need to eat even less than you ever have.
3. Increase your activity. Take the stairs at work, or wear a pedometer and focus on walking more. Tackle those household chores or home fix-up, clean-up projects as a way to get moving. Volunteer to help an elderly person rake their leaves, or as a dog walker at your local animal shelter. Get creative with new ways to increase your activity.
4. Switch up your workout routines. Try a different exercise program that will work different muscles. Increase the intensity of your workouts. Find a new and different place to exercise. Get a new exercise buddy. When adding new things to your routine, you can find new motivation to lose those last 10 pounds.
The article “You Will Lose the Last 10 Pounds” from Fitnessmagazine.com was referenced for this blog.
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