The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you do not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?
If you are headed on a trip (graduation, family reunion, etc) be sure to plan ahead. Visit one of the mapping services on the internet and look at your route along the way for places to eat that will help you stick to your lifestyle. In addition you can check for rest stops that will let you walk!
I started out with Spark & I weighed daily. Drop a pound, up 0.5, down 0.5, up 2 pounds, down 1. It nearly drove me crazy trying 2 get something N a steady downward trend. All of this is compounded because I have diabetes & heart problems, balancing water intake and out-flow is very difficult as my
Once you have reached your goal weight, an easy way to maintain, it is to weigh yourself daily and once you notice yourself gaining a pound or two, go back into diet mode and lose those few pounds and continue back into maintenance mode and repeat the process!! Good luck!!
Drinking milk at least once a day keeps me from snacking and over-eating. I also read that women who drink it after a workout lose more weight than those who drink sports drinks. (1.5 lbs. vs. 3.2 lbs.)
Gradually make that transition between weight loss and weight maintenance. It will be easier to maintain the weight and you will be less likely to stray off track.
Now that you've hit the weight you'd like to maintain, be sure you watch your portions. When eating out or at those family dinners where someone fills your plate for you- make sure you aren't eating more than you want to eat. Don't be afraid to make 2-3 meals out of "one", you'll be glad you did!
Have a summer party or a graduation coming up? Take the time to plan ahead for not only that day - but that week. Bump up the cardio a notch- watch your food intake on at least a day or two that week to allow for that little slip that might happen the day of the party.
Drinking water or coffee.
My trick for not eating much is that first cup of coffee in the morning. It satisfies me and I am not hungry. When I am at work I drink most of my 8-8oz. glasses of water and then some. That fools my brain to, makes it think I am not hungry.
In order to maintain the weight you are currently at, you need to stick pretty close to what you are doing now. The way to do that is to keep tracking. Sure, you'll have an off day here or there for Aunt Jenny's birthday or Cousin Joe's graduation, but for the most part you'll be right on track!