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10 Tips for Weight Loss that Lasts

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Losing weight is difficult but keeping it off can be even more challenging. If you’ve ever gained weight after losing it, stepping on a scale can fill you with dread every time. The happiness you feel when you’ve reached your weight loss goal can be completely erased and replaced with frustration, confusion and sadness when you gain it back. But you’re not alone—whether your metabolism is out of whack, you have a difficult time following a healthy diet or getting regular exercise, or your medication causes weight gain, a lot of people struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. Luckily, there are effective ways to lose weight and keep it off.

While no one trick will work for everyone, these ten tips for weight loss that lasts should help you stay at the size you worked hard for…

1. Exercise Regularly and Mix It Up

Exercise is a key component to losing weight and keeping those extra pounds off. Yet many people struggle to lose more weight from their current form of exercise, even when they’re exercising regularly. The fact is, following the same fitness routine is not the best or most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Why? While you will lose a certain amount of weight and may be able to maintain that weight for a while, doing the same exercise every day doesn’t provide you with as many benefits as you could if you frequently changed up your routine or tried something completely new. Simply put, you’ll work and strengthen more muscles when you add variety.

It’s also common for people to get bored of their routine, causing them to skip out on getting to the gym or working out at home. This is especially common in the winter, when your mood is affected by the cooler or downright cold temperatures, and the days are shorter. To prevent this from happening, sign up for a new class or start training for a race before you get bored.

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