My Best Tips for Maintaining Extreme Weight Loss

My Best Tips for Maintaining Extreme Weight Loss


Hey everybody and welcome to the video. So this is Josh here, and today I’m going
to go over my top 3 tips for how to maintain extreme weight loss. I feel like everyone goes over their best
ways as to how to lose the weight, but no one’s really talking about how they keep it
off. These are the 3 things that I do on a regular
basis that have had the biggest impact on making sure I’m not worrying about gaining
the weight back. Alright, so tip #1 is learn how to track and
add your calories. Even if you don’t follow flexible dieting
or a calories in, calories out style of diet, I think it’s important to still learn what
foods have how many calories. So at some point in this journey, I think
you really need to diligently track all of your calories and all of your macros just
so you have that awareness in your head. Even though I’m not dieting right now, I still
have in the back of my head that I can think for a couple of minutes and do a rough add
of all of the calories I’ve eaten today. Having that baseline of knowing how many calories
I burn in a day roughly, and knowing how many calories are in the foods that I’m eating
just gives me that knowledge and that advantage to not stress or worry about it because I’m
fully aware– I’m fully aware of the fuel that’s going into my body and the expenditure
of that fuel. Alright, so tip #2 is find a healthy passion. I know this one is a little bit of a cliche
but it is so important. You have to find something that’s going to
get you up and moving and on your feet, or staying on track, something to hold you accountable
and something to feel passionate about. Having that same attitude and drive and mentality
towards another aspect of your life that’s going to help keep you on track is going to
be a big big help. That’s why having something like social media
accounts like I have, as much as I enjoy helping you guys, all of this helps keep me accountable
as well. So I’ve set up those systems in place, not
only do I have my progress at stake, but I have a lot of eyes on me. Beyond that, I’ve really found a lot of passions
in different activities. Hiking, or weightlifting, or cycling, all
of these things I really enjoy doing and I would still do them regardless of the calorie
burn or the health benefits. I just really enjoy those activities. So there’s never a concern where I’m going
to lose motivation and gain the weight back because I’m doing what I want to do. So finding those activities that are going
to be beneficial to maintaining your progress but you also enjoy, finding those things is
very very important. Alright and the last tip I have for you. Hold yourself accountable by continuing to
weigh yourself on a regular basis. For me, I ended up changing and making part
of my morning routine every single day, weighing myself. I know there is some controversy that surrounds
daily weigh-ins, but for someone like me, I’m purposefully trying to keep my weight
the same so I feel like I don’t have that stress of saying, “Why is not changing?” or
“Why is doing this?” or “Why is it doing that?”. When your goal is to stay the same, things
get a little bit different and I feel like having that daily weigh in each morning just
is part of my routine. I weigh myself, I log it, it’s done. It helps me keep on track and just remain
aware. Beyond the scale, things like measurements,
or how your clothes fit will also do this, I just know during the backslides that I had
mid weight loss, when I stopped weighing myself and I stopped tracking those metrics, was
where I was really hiding from it and from where I stalled and started to backslide. So continuing keeping that awareness on the
forefront for me has made a huge difference. I’m aware of where my body is at at any given
day, but I’m also aware of how to control it and change it. The longer it’s been since I finished losing
the weight–I started losing the weight back in 2011, so 6 years ago. I finished losing it about 2 years ago. You know, right now compared to 2 years ago
I feel so much more prepared and confident and aware. There’s not a doubt in my mind that I will
have any trouble in the future maintaining this lifestyle and this weight because I’ve
set it up in a way that’s sustainable and fits into my life best. The more I practice and the more I work at
it the better it gets. So just make sure– hold yourself accountable,
keep yourself aware. Find some passions that are going to get you
active and keep you up and moving. Make sure you know how to change your diet
to lose weight or gain weight without any trouble. I hope you guys got some benefit from this,
it’s not too often that I see people talking about their best tips and methods for maintaining
that weight loss. During that last stretch, you know, I’m tracking
my calories, I’m doing all of this stuff and all I could think of was “Is this going to
have to be the rest of my life, am I going to have to be this conscious or proactive
as the years go by?” and the answer is yes and no. I feel like I’m equally aware and conscious
now, but the difficulty level has just gone way down. These are honestly and truly the things that
I do to keep myself accountable. So I hope you guys enjoyed the video, be sure
to hit the thumbs up button if you do, it really helps me out a ton. Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t yet already,
I put out new videos every Monday and Friday. Leave me a comment down below, for anyone
that’s been maintaining your weight long term, how long has it been? How have you been doing with it? I’d love to get that discussion going but
until next time, I will talk to you all later. I’m about to go and head out and enjoy this
beautiful day in Portland, but I hope everyone has a good one.

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