You made it! You’ve put in the effort, changed your diet, and built an impressive exercise regimen. After all of that work, you’re bound to feel proud of yourself. And not only do you feel proud, you feel better physically too. The physical and psychological benefits of healthy weight loss are innumerable. But now that you’ve lost all that weight, you may be beginning to question your ability to stay trim. After all, you disciplined yourself to take the right steps to lose the weight, but can you keep it up forever? Fortunately, there are some tried and true strategies for keeping off that weight while also living life to the fullest. Try these tips to stay trim and fit: Avoid Extremes Everything in life can benefit from some balance, even your diet. Of course, when you’re in the middle of your weight loss program, you don’t want to be indulging in cheat foods every day just because you’re eating well and exercising. However, once you’ve reached your target weight, the key is to have moderation and allow yourself to eat some of the foods that you had to give up. Some might disagree with this, but the truth is simple: the temptation to eat those foods will never go away, and you can’t live your life constantly avoiding them. Enjoy in moderation, and maintain the healthy lifestyle you adopted during your weight loss efforts. Weigh Yourself Don’t get carried away here. Try to weigh yourself every other day at the most and once every week at the least. Keeping your target weight in the back of your mind will help you say no to poor food choices and motivate you to continue a healthy lifestyle. Chow Down on Veggies and Fruits Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients, but they are low in calories. The idea here is that you should squeeze as many of these foods into your diet as possible, and, as a result, there will be less room for fattening, processed foods. Try carrying an apple or banana with you throughout the day. Having a healthy snack within reach at all times will help you avoid temptation and stay focused on your goals.