Weight Management is harder than I ever thought it would be, so this page is here to offer tips, tricks, and strategies for hanging onto those losses!

I'm sure you've heard all of the fantastic claims about how easy losing weight can be:
  • Lose 20 pounds in 14 days!
  • Carve 5 pounds off your belly overnight!
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  • Trust me! This is the last diet you'll ever need!
While they all claim to be the fastest way to lose weight and the one miracle cure you're looking for, few weight-loss diets offer any real support for maintaining those losses. Even the Atkins Diet makes pre-maintenance and maintenance sound easy.

It's not.

Visit the maintenance section at Low Carb Friends and listen to what real maintainers go through each and every day, and you'll quickly come to understanding that maintaining your weight is hard. It's harder than was to lose the weight.

So here, you'll find links to all of the articles we have on pre-maintenance, maintenance, and diet breaks to help you hold on to the pounds you've already lost.

From posts that address the frustrations of having to watch your food intake for the rest of your life to tips and tricks to keep those pounds from slipping back on, here you'll find the help and encouragement you need to truly live the low-carb lifestyle.

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5 Fantastic Ways to Use the Atkins Pre-Maintenance Plan Today! - Waiting until you are about 10 pounds from goal weight to think about a solid maintenance plan is suicide. If you have a lot of weight to lose, life's challenges might prevent you from eating low carb. If you need a diet break or are in a situation where low carb is not possible, here's how to maintain those losses until you're ready to continue your weight-loss journey.

Does a Low-Carb Lifestyle Have to be Super Low in Carbs? - Many within the low-carb community believe everyone should be eating low-carb diets. This essay takes an in-depth look at why that isn't realistic and offers an inclusive perspective to help you stay committed to your purpose and personal lifestyle.

Is a Low-Carb Diet Sustainable for Life? - If you listen to the media and medical websites, you'll probably be told that a low-carb diet isn't sustainable. This is only partially true. While low-carb can be essential for those with extreme insulin resistance, for those who are insulin sensitive, or have certain health challenges, low carb might not be as sustainable. Here's how to determine your own suitability for a low-carb diet for life.

Why is Weight Loss so HARD to Maintain? - Losing weight is easy compared to maintenance. Temptations and urges to overeat are still there, but you get no reward for compliance. When I reached a point where I had to stuff myself into my size 12 jeans, it forced me to face some hard truths about myself and my life.


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