6. Follow the 80/20 rule
If all of this sounds like a lot of effort and not enough cheesecake, just remember that you don’t have to be perfect all the time. The key is moderation.
Lau says he believes in the 80/20 rule: if you practise healthy habits 80 percent of the time, then you can relax 20 percent of the time (but take it easy-one particularly unhealthy meal could undo all the hard work you did for the week). “If you’re a goody-goody for the whole week, you can have that glass of wine on the weekend,” says Lau. “It’s empty calories, but it’s a treat, it’s the enjoyment of drinking wine.”
Remember: It’s all about balance
Although it’s not always easy, finding your own ways to maintain your weight loss can make you feel good about yourself. “Finding the right balance is very important,” says Lau. “Have an active mind and an active lifestyle.”
And remember: you’ve already made it this far-so just keep going, stay positive, and you’re sure to succeed!