They invest wisely
Not all folks who lose weight and keep it off have an IRA or a meaty stock portfolio, but most of them make regular, daily investments in their health, because they know their weight is at the whim of life circumstances if they cheap out. Long-term losers spend money on nutritious food, on memberships, and on strong professional support. They spend time shopping for and preparing that food, they use the gym, and they take the advice they get from doctors, trainers, and coaches.
You don't have to be swimming in money with time to burn to make smart investments. People who lose weight and keep it off can fall everywhere on the socioeconomic spectrum. Choosing to spend time and money on health is what’s important, not how much you spend.
They trust their own data
You’ve been collecting information on what does and doesn’t work for you since forever. If the suggestions I make about how to maintain your weight loss don’t resonate with you, ignore them. Take all that you’ve learned from your own experience and work at developing the habits most likely to help YOU keep the weight off.
Take this formerly obese personal trainer’s advice: if you’re going to lose weight, get ready to do what you need to do to keep it off.
Easy, right? Hell no. But just like having sex and riding a bike (at the same time), it gets easier with practice.
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Formerly obese personal trainer Kelly Coffey is helping other mortals slay self-sabotage from her command center in Western Mass. You can visit her at StrongCoffey.com and on Facebook.