Success should be judged by multiple markers rather than just the scale in order to maintain weight loss, which involves lasting habits and a support system.
Maintaining weight loss is important and requires a game plan. Losing weight sustainably is key, and it’s essential to focus on building strong habits rather than going on fad diets. Setting unrealistic expectations can have the opposite effect on long-term success. Having a strong support system, including a registered dietitian, is also helpful. Once you’ve lost weight in a slow and sustainable manner, maintenance is a matter of continuing the lifestyle changes that helped you lose weight in the first place. Other factors to keep in mind include weight naturally fluctuating and measuring success through other markers besides the scale.