Don't Be Discouraged By Setbacks
A common theme among individuals who started to lose weight and then gained it all back is they got discouraged by a sudden spike in weight, decided there was no point to weight loss, and went back to old, unhealthy habits. Consistency is key to weight loss, so don't be discouraged by setbacks. It is normal for everyone's body weight to fluctuate regularly. Things like hormonal shifts and sodium intake can make individuals gain up to ten pounds in water weight, or they may gain a pound or two due to a few weeks of holiday eating. The important thing to remember is a small setback should not keep individuals from following through with their lifestyle changes. Individuals need to try to find a healthy plan and stick to it even when they experience setbacks. Though it can be discouraging to feel like they are eating healthy and exercising even when they experience random weight gain or stubborn weight loss plateaus, sticking with the plan will help individuals lose weight and keep it off in the long run.
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