You’ve finally lost weight and are so close to your weight goal – yet you just can’t seem to get there. No matter how successful your weight loss journey has been, those troublesome last few kilos are actually quite normal. Our bodies are quite perceptive and can sense the weight transformation you have undergone.
It may seem impossible to reach that weight goal you had first set. However, this actually might be the perfect time to re-assess your weight goal. The number on the scale should be a reflection of progress and not become a number to reach that is set-in-stone. Other factors may be at play here. For instance, increased exercise may have increased your muscle mass which in turn increased your weight. Another way to assess your weight goal is by seeing how you fit in your clothes and assessing how you feel about your body. Will a further 2.7 kg weight loss make you happier in your body – or are you happy already with how you are now?
If you would like to lose further kilos, then twice the effort may be needed. Our suggestions to you:
- Keep a food diary to record everything you eat, including the portion sizes. This is extremely helpful in fine-tuning your dietary habits and examining exactly what and how much you are eating.
- Record your levels of hunger. This is a tool often used in mindful eating to help identify whether you are eating out of habit or for necessity.
- Exercise should also be prioritised. Try different exercises to challenge your physical abilities so your body won’t adapt to the same types of exercises.
- Last but not least, seek help from an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Dietitians are well-versed in this world of weight loss to guide and support you to make healthy and delicious food decisions both your body and mind will appreciate.