Maintaining your weight for the months and years to come may be a new concept for you – in the past, at this point, you might have dusted off your hands, said project done, and gone on with your life. The problem is that you found yourself 10, 20, or maybe 50 pounds heavier in just a matter of time. You may have lost focus on your weight and perhaps slipped back into old habits that caused you to gain weight in the first place. The S.T.A.R. Plan is your solution.
The S.T.A.R. Plan is designed to keep you on track as it’s based on key elements that were successful for people who have lost 30 pounds or more and kept it off for a year or longer. Successful weight maintainers approach weight maintenance as their next goal, pay careful attention to the behavior modifications they made to lose weight and frequently weigh themselves. Most importantly, they REACT to a small weight gain before it becomes unmanageable.
S.T.A.R. will help you devise your personal version of these key elements and strengthen the skills that have brought you to this weight.
The S.T.A.R. Plan is the outcome of research and development by an expert panel of recognized professionals. Key elements of the plan include:
- You maintain regular contact with your S.T.A.R. Coach and use an extensive series of worksheets to keep you motivated
- During S.T.A.R. Plan maintenance, you will always fall within one of three zones based on your weight. (See S.T.A.R. Zones)
- For optimal success, you are strongly advised to make a two year commitment to the S.T.A.R. Plan. During that time, you will solidify your new behaviors to help you maintain your goal weight
S.T.A.R. Zones :
Green Zone- Dieters’ weight is between three-to-five pounds over the initial weight at start of STAR Plan.
- This zone is meant to identify new goals and strengthen the weight control behaviors. This allows for the dieter to focus and not to regain any of the previous weight.
Yellow Zone – Dieter’s weekly average weight goes slightly over the three-to-five pounds over the initial weight at start of STAR Plan.
- At this zone, the S.T.A.R. coach and dieter meet to discuss and focus on any new issues. This is done to prevent any additional weight gain and move the individual back to the Green Zone.
Red Zone - Dieter’s weekly average weight is five-to-eight pounds over the initial weight at start of STAR Plan.
- At this zone, individuals are in danger of regaining the excess weight they had worked to eliminate. Weight loss efforts are restarted with a new weight loss plan. Dieters increase their physical activity and frequency of visits to the S.T.A.R. coach in order to ensure maximum results.