If you want to lose weight and keep it off, sustainability has to be a big part of your fitness and nutrition routine. Extremes aren’t sustainable. Never eating a particular food group like carbs, for instance, is NOT sustainable. Exercising 2 hours per day every day is also not sustainable. Initially, you drop weight fast with extreme techniques, but you won’t keep the weight off because you can’t sustain these methods in the long run.
If you’re in perimenopause, menopause, or post-menopause, you need a plan that sustains weight loss while adapting to your changing body. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: what you did in your 20s and 30s will not work anymore. But that doesn’t mean nothing works, it just means you need to find a strategy that works for where you are now.
3 Essential Parts of Successful and Sustainable Weight Loss
As you reach middle-age and beyond these are three essential components you need on your journey to lose weight and keep it off.
You need a plan that is comprehensive—one that doesn’t just look at your weight, movement, and food intake. It should encompass your whole being—mind, body, and spirit.
You need a balanced program. Extremes only work for a short time. Aim for sustainability.
You need a plan that adapts to your changing body. You cannot expect the things that you did when you were younger to sustain weight loss now.
Weight Loss Success Story
On this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I talk about each of these components in detail plus you’ll hear Carol’s story—a current client of mine that’s lost 25 pounds in two months.
Carol has struggled with her weight for most of her life, had a knee replacement surgery, and spent years doing the same workouts with little to no results.
It’s been so exciting to watch everything start to click for her after going through my Five Principle Faith-Based program.
I love Carol’s story because she’s been adamant about inviting God into her wellness journey. One of the components of her weight loss journey that she believes has helped her the most is journaling and asking God to walk with her daily.
If you’re ready to be encouraged on your own journey, and you want to know what truly works for sustainable weight loss in middle age and beyond, this podcast is for you!