You’re off your “diet”
Dropping the weight is only half the battle: the results of your “diet” don’t matter if you’re not able to maintain the weight loss for good. If you abruptly give up your diet or workout routine after you reach your goal, you’re not giving yourself the tools necessary to sustain it. “While fad diets may be fast-acting, they’re unsustainable and don’t show you how to keep the excess weight off,” says Adam Rosante, fitness coach and creator of The People’s Bootcamp. “As soon as you go off whatever plan you’re on, the pounds come creeping back to where they were, and then some.” Rather than going on a crash diet, make small changes that you can incorporate into your lifestyle for years, not weeks, to come. Try out these 50 ways to lose weight without a lick of exercise.
You’re too comfortable
While you were strict about what you ate during the weight loss process, when you reach your goal, you might be more indulgent. An extra piece of bread with dinner or another glass of wine might not seem like a big deal at the time, but they can add up and you may start to see the numbers on the scale creep up. “People might loosen up in places where they were stricter during their diet,” says nutritionist Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet. “You might push the limits, and sometimes push too far.” Use these tricks to stop weekend weight gain.