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30-Day Slim Down Challenge Day 28: 9 Tricks for Maintaining Weight Loss

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author image Deborah Day
Deborah Day is a lifestyle and entertainment writer and editor. Former editor in chief of Maxim.com and executive editor of Premiere.com, she has been published on EW.com, TheWrap.com, Yahoo.com, LAmag.com and other media sites, as well as in Maxim, Interview and Time Out NY magazines.
Fooled you, brain! I slept in my sports bra this time.
Fooled you, brain! I slept in my sports bra this time. Photo Credit Gracie Wilson/LIVESTRONG.COM; Adobe Stock

You're almost at the 30-day mark in your journey! You haven't been on a fad diet or short-term workout regimen. This is no temporary fix for you. This is your new, healthier life!

You've made some major changes as part of your transformation, which have led to real changes you can feel and see. You're feeling more invigorated because you're treating your body better and giving yourself the gift of fitness. Your body is operating at a higher level of efficiency because you're fueling it properly, thanks to your new healthier eating habits.

If you're using the LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Calorie Tracker — available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices — you're aware of everything you're eating and drinking, and you have a detailed breakdown of your nutrition at your fingertips, so you can stay accountable and keep yourself on track.

The MyPlate Calorie Tracker breaks down your daily nutrition, so you can make better choices throughout the day.
The MyPlate Calorie Tracker breaks down your daily nutrition, so you can make better choices throughout the day. Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM

9 Tricks for Maintaining Weight Loss

As you enjoy your new healthier lifestyle, here are nine life hacks and fitness tricks that can help you maintain your results and make it easier:

  1. Track everything using LIVESTRONG.COM's MyPlate Calorie Tracker to ensure continued success.
  2. Get an activity tracker to motivate you to keep moving — or maybe take it to the next level.
  3. Stand up as much as you can during the day to burn more calories and increase circulation.
  4. Build in extra activity by opting for stairs instead of elevators when possible.
  5. Walk and talk — try having one-on-one meetings while taking a walk together.
  6. Stretch regularly throughout the day to avoid fatigue and stiffness.
  7. Wake up and work out — get your workout in first thing in the morning for greater success.
  8. Don't forget the FUN — make fitness fun by trying new types of activity and avoid stagnation.
  9. Hydrate with plenty of water to keep your body in tip-top shape.

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For daily support, motivation and camaraderie with LIVESTRONG.COM team members, join our 30-Day Slim Down Facebook Group. We'll share daily recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions.

Sign up for our newsletter if you want periodic reminders to get linked up with helpful LIVESTRONG.COM articles and tips.

Read More Tips on How to Maintain Your Success:

28 Eating Secrets to Help You Lose Weight (and Save Money Too!)
Self-Discipline in Eating and Exercising
10 Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Readers — Are you joining us in the 30-Day Slim Down Challenge? If so, what is your weight-loss goal? Have you ever done a weight loss fitness challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM 30-Day Slim Down Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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