We hear a lot about weight loss. How to lose it. Which foods to eat. What type of exercise is best. Weight loss is exciting. You get to buy new clothes. People notice.
But then what?
What about weight maintenance? The goal isn’t just to lose 10, 20, 50 pounds, it’s to stay 10, 20, 50 pounds down 10, 20, 50 years from now. And weight maintenance can be much more challenging. It becomes routine… and you have to maintain the same habits but you don’t the pay off of seeing your body transform.
My guest today is Heather Robertson, and she has successfully maintained a 170 pounds weight loss for 4 years.
After spending most of her life since childhood overweight or morbidly obese, Heather finally resolved to lose the weight. It took five years, during which time she had three c-section pregnancies and a double-hernia operation, but she managed to lose 170 pounds. Over the past three years since reaching her goal weight, she’s learned the importance of developing a maintenance mindset.
She founded the Half Size Me Community with her husband, who also produces her popular podcast, The Half Size Me Show, which was recently listed on The Huffington Post as being one of the 19 Best Health/Fitness Podcasts.
Heather’s driven to teach others how to live healthier, happier lives. She does this by hosting her podcast, working with the Half Size Me Community, and as a Life Coach who specializes in weight loss, habit change, and self-acceptance.
In this Episode of the Fit and Vibrant You Podcast, we talk about
- Heather’s tipping point when she transitioned from years of yo-yo dieting to steady, lasting weight loss
- What it looks like to maintain your weight loss
- What ‘normal’ weight fluctuations look like, and a reasonable window to try to maintain when you’ve reached your goal weight
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