It's an exciting time to have reached your goal weight and feel the benefits of all the effort it took. But as you transition back to normal life, you often realize that your work isn't over. Maintaining weight loss brings a completely new set of challenges. One big difference is that losing weight is short-term, but there's no end date or goal with weight maintenance. You may not know how much to eat or how to deal with cravings, stay on track when socializing and indulging, and overcome setbacks.
Through my own experience with maintaining weight loss, I found that one of the most important aspects of success is to avoid things that trigger previous bad habits like mindless snacking, overeating, and poor food choices. It's much easier to maintain than to fall behind and have to catch up. Below are some common triggers to avoid for successful weight management: