Long-term maintainers may continue with some behaviors that helped them lose weight, but not all. Maintaining needs to feel easy and not as hard as losing. In order to achieve this, you need to focus on something called "habit forming."
The compulsion overtakes your brain and pretty much shuts down your rational reasoning. The key in here is to "wake up," engage your conscious brain, and "observe" your primitive brain and the trouble it's getting you into.
Much discussion fills the space in broadcast, print and online media about how parents need to model eating and exercise behaviors in order to help their obese children lose weight and get in shape. It is not quite that simple.