With summer half way over, and fall fashions available, it is still a good time to lose weight. Choosing the right weight loss advice can make it easier to get the weight off and keep it off for good. "Biggest Loser" contestants know how tough it can be to lose weight especially when being in the spotlight. They offer their advice on mistakes on what to avoid and how to lose weight and keep it off.

Roadblocks and keys to weight loss success

Woman's Day reported that the "Biggest Loser" contestants faced a lot of challenges in losing excess pounds that tested their abilities to succeed and included food addiction, depression, moments of anxiety, and exercise aversion.

The National Institute of Health tracked the efforts of 14 contestants, and it brought the show under fire. The 2016 study showed that contestants who lost the most weight also had a lower resting metabolic rate six years later. Contestants could only eat fewer calories to maintain their success as a result because the body thought it was going into starvation mode.

The show offered benefits to those who participated too, and there were many tips that dieters could use to get the weight off that were sound ways to lose it. These included avoiding hidden sources of sugar, building a strong support system, finding positive reinforcement, and losing weight for the right reasons. Choosing to get healthier for family as opposed to being able to fit into the right sized jeans gave dieters a more satisfying reason for taking the pounds off.

Those who were the most successful in their weight loss efforts treated it like a marathon and not a sprint.

Keeping the weight off for good

The Today Show reported that there were seven weight loss keys to keeping those pesky pounds off for good. Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietician, said that patients often come in with harrowing tales of trying to lose weight and then their resulting failures.

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Understanding what it takes to keep the pounds off was the key to maintaining a new weight. Patients needed to realize that losing the weight meant that in order to keep it off, they had to eat fewer calories to maintain the goals. Increasing exercise also helped because it burned more calories. Getting on the scales several times a week helped users be more successful in keeping the pounds off.

Choosing a weight loss program that included a maintenance component would make it easier to achieve their goals because dieters would have the support they need. Practicing maintenance habits before reaching maintenance levels also helped dieters to keep the pounds off. One source of information for the latest weight loss trends is Instagram.