Being a healthy weight is the goal for everyone. But what is classed as healthy for one person will be different for another. So it is a good idea to have a weight goal in mind that is specific for you, and then it can go a long way to help you be where you need to be for better health. The thing is that the last five or ten pounds can really be the toughest to lose. So if you have been struggling to get the scales to move, then what can you do to get to where you want to be? It can be hard to be so near to your goal but not quite there yet. So, why on earth do those last few pounds keep hanging around?
When you are first on a diet, the weight can start to come off pretty quickly as you start to change your lifestyle a little and the things that you are eating. But the process can start to slow down for a variety of reasons. You could slow down in how keen you were at the start, so your motivation can plateau, and because you are eating fewer calories, it is all relative to your body. It may be less calories than what you were consuming, but it does take more calories to maintain a heavier weight. If you lose weight, then the calories deficit could need to change even more. So here are some of the things that you need to do to help to shift those last few pounds and smash your goals.
Acknowledge how far you’ve come
For starters, you need to give yourself some credit for how far you have come with it all. The fact that you have lost weight in the first place is something to be proud of yourself for, and if you are still committed to carry on then you should acknowledge that. You are taking good care of yourself, and you will get there if you are determined to do so.
Step up your exercise
If you have not really changed or started an exercise routine, then that could be one of the reasons why you are where you are. So now could be the time. It can help you to get physically fitter, help your mental health, and mean a larger calorie deficit. If you have been exercising a lot and still nothing has changed, then looking at some CoolSculpting videos could give you an idea about other options that are available to you. You will get to where you want to be in the end.
Eat more meals at home
If you are someone who eats out a lot, then it can be one of the reasons why you are struggling to get to the weight that you want to be. Even if you choose a healthy option when eating out, you don’t completely know what it is cooked with or containing. You do have much more control when you are someone who eats at home. When you make food yourself you know exactly how much oil things are cooked in or you can control the portion sizes much more easily.