How to Keep It Off
Losing weight is just half the battle — keeping it off is the hardest part. Knowing that it still takes a constant effort to maintain weight loss, you can arm yourself with the right tools to keep the weight off for good. Eduardo Grunvald, MD, program director at UC San Diego's Weight Management Program, said the most important factor is to have a positive environment and ongoing support system, whether that's a weight-loss program, dietitian, health educator, or obesity medicine doctor or clinic.
It also requires keeping up habits of tracking your food and weighing yourself, especially if you used those tools to lose the weight in the first place. Dr. Grunvald suggested planning your meals ahead of time, limiting the number of meals you eat out, and increasing physical activity to maintain weight loss.