Maintaining Weight Loss Forever

maintaining weight loss

For those who were able to succeed in losing weight, or may be are hoping to maintain the weight loss after they have lose their weight some might agree that maintaining the weight loss is a whole another struggle, perhaps may be more difficult than losing it. But don’t worry as there are a few things that you can do to maintain the lost weight.

No surprises that exercise is important for weight loss and for your health. We know for a fact that people who, after losing their weight maintain their diet plus exercise maintain more of their weight loss as compared to people who use either diet or exercise.

The American Heart Association (AHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have confirmed that at least 2.5 hrs. of exercise combining the physical moderate to intense activity can help you maintain your weight.

You are bound to slip up on your diet at some point in your life. You can’t be on diet your whole life. But you certainly can have a game in play in case you do fall off the track. Just don’t let it get out of control. Successful weight maintainers know what must be done in case something like this happens. Eating a diet that is 80% whole foods is sufficient to reach or maintain your goals. Just don’t give up.

Intrinsic motivation is when you are confident and self motivated enough to maintain your weight as its personally satisfying. For example, you do it because it makes you feel good about yourself and makes you confident.

The National weight control registry has found those who keep their weight in check are more likely to maintain their lost weight. It doesn’t specifically mean be paranoid all the time. But just be mindful and periodically check your weight just to keep an idea of your body.

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Tracking your calories is good way to keep your body aligned. Many people who were successful in evading the weight practiced portion control.

Eventually weight loss is a fight between the amount of calories you consume and the amount that you let out. And at the start it can be a tiring job to count everything you eat. But once you get a hang of it, it becomes easy.

Stress eating is the most common type of coping mechanism. Many people tend to eat when they are dealing with stress, fear or unhappiness. You can’t eat away your troubles if you want to maintain the weight loss you must find something else to do.

Most formerly overweight women who were able to successfully maintain their weight did so by using their social support. Social support may come in many forms, like weight loss forums, communities, competitions etc. The best way to get the required social support is to be with some one of the same category. Someone who has been and going through the same efforts.

At the end consistency is the key. Not unlike weight loss weight maintaining also requires healthy eating habits. Your goal should be to keep your eating patterns in check. Weight maintainers must know when to eat and weather the situation is related to hunger or not.

In order to be a successful weight maintainer you must have a meal plan. A little planning goes a long way for a healthy living.

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