Maintaining your weight or keeping your weight down can be tricky. But if you can stick to a daily regimen of exercise and healthy eating habit, it can be attainable. After you have lost weight and reached your desired weight, it is important to maintain it.
- Break your poor eating habits. This is the first step in maintaining your weight. If you are used to excessive eating, you might want to rethink before ordering another meal. Keep track of how much you eat per day and in how much physical activity you engage to burn off the food. Train your stomach to take little amounts of food instead of huge amounts.
- Skip junk food. Junk food will not do your body or your weight any good. To avoid feeling completely deprived, designate a day where you are allowed to reward yourself with one of your junk food choices.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Exercise does not have to be strenuous. You can simply engage in an activity requiring you to move a lot. An alternative for individual exercise could be playing a sport with others. You can also make exercise more enjoyable if you bring a friend with you.
- Stay away from fast food. Ordering from a fast food restaurant is an easy and convenient option if you are really hungry. But you need to be aware that fast food is almost always bad for your health since they tend to be so processed.
- Do not skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast will make your hungry all day, causing you to overeat. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For one, it serves as your primary energy boost. And second, if you eat breakfast you will get hungry more slowly.
- Increase your water intake. Water serves as a cleansing agent for and hydrates your body. Drink eight glasses or more of water every day.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Maintaining your weight includes maintaining a healthy diet. You need to increase the amount of fiber and protein-rich foods in your diet by eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Also, avoid foods high in calories such as rice and pasta.
- Eat only when you are hungry. Many people treat eating as a hobby. When they are not doing anything, eating acts as a filler to fill in the void.
- Eat slowly. Eating slowly will help you digest the food better as well as allow your body to indicate when you begin to grow full so you don’t overeat.
- Do not go shopping when you are hungry. When you are in a hurry, you might be tempted to purchase unhealthy foods and rely on fast foods. The best thing you can do is take a snack with you to keep your stomach tamed just in case you get hungry.
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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.