How to Lose the Weight and Keep It Off!

by Kelly Newman

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As far back as I can remember, I can always remember being aware of my weight. Perhaps this is because I was an elite athlete and extra pounds were a liability to my performance or perhaps this is because we live in a very body-conscious society where it is very common for women to be unhappy or dissatisfied with their weight. Nothing can be more frustrating, while attempting to lose weight than putting in the effort and not seeing the results. What gives? Why do some people get amazing results while others struggle with weight loss? As a personal trainer for over 10 years, I witnessed a lot of transformations. And the best weight loss transformations and the ones that lasted the longest were always the transformations that ran deeper than the physical body. When most people think of losing weight, they tend to think of working out more or eating less…and both of those can help. At some point, most people stall out in their results and need to approach their weight loss from a wider prospective. More is not always better when it comes to working out and less is not always better when it comes to eating. In order for people to reach the next level of success with weight loss they must learn to integrate the 5 Pillars of Wellness into their lifestyles.

The five pillars of “Wellness” are:

  1. Exercise
  2. Nutrition
  3. Sleep
  4. Stress Management
  5. Meditation

Which pillar is most important for you to integrate into your lifestyle? Whichever one you are not currently doing. Our bodies are dynamic energy systems that require adequate amounts of stimulation, fuel, recovery, awareness and rebalancing to function and perform optimally. Here are five great ways to integrate new habits that will help you enhance your well-being and succeed on your weight loss journey.

We all want to be our best possible selves, and here are five simple steps that will help create your best life and your best body. Weight loss is simple, if we stay committed to ourselves and continue to take action based on what is highest and best for our bodies. The slow and gentle approach yields the longest lasting results. Nobody wants to lose the weight only to gain in back. Your current body is a reflection of your current lifestyle and current habits. If you want to change your body, you must make small, sustainable, positive changes within your lifestyle.