Losing weight is hard, keeping off the weight is even harder, as a matter of fact, 95% of people fail to keep the weight off. But, you know what? It doesn’t mean you are one of those 95% people. The same strategies you used for weight loss can be used for keeping the weight off at healthy level. You just need to keep carrying the energy and motivation you had, while losing the weight to keep off the extra pounds. And, here are some do-able tips I am going to give you for the same.
Figure Out How Many Calories You Need To Maintain Your Health
Many of you might have noticed the fluctuation in your weight while trying to lose the extra pounds, but in order to prevent that to happen, you need to know how much calories you need to maintain your target weight. And, to find out how many calories you need exactly, you will need to know your height, weight, age, gender, and activity levels. Because it totally affects how many calories you need. And, to figure that out, there are variety of apps and online calculators with which, you can determine how many calories you need every day.
Track Your Calorie Intake
Once you know the actual number of calories you need to keep the extra pounds off, you need to carefully track your calories intake to stay within your calorie budget.
Track Your Calorie Intake for Weight Loss
Always check the nutrition fact label given on each product. It lists the number of calories in a given package of food which can help to track your calorie intake each day.
Eat Low-Fat Foods
A diet containing large portion of fat can make it hard to maintain your target weight. For instance, peanut butter is very fatty food. It contains 380 calories per ¼ cup. However, some fat is also good for healthy diet like nuts, olive and seeds which contains polyunsaturated fat (which are the “good fat” by the way) helps to keep the body healthy.
Eat Foods Which Have Little or No Sugar
Sugar is added to many foods which lead us to gain weight. To maintain your target weight, read the ingredients listed on your packaged foods. A food which contains sugar among first five ingredients tends to have large amount of sugar. Avoid such foods to maintain your weight loss. Weight loss food like fresh fruits, vegetables and lean protein foods are low in sugar and great for keeping off the extra pounds.
Get a Workout Buddy
A good workout partner will encourage you to get through all your weight loss exercises and motivate you to give your efforts at the gym.
Get Workout Buddy for Weight Loss
You and your partner should inform each other about goals each of you have and check in periodically to ensure your goals are being achieved. Another benefit is that working out will be even more fun since you will have someone to talk to.
Drink Lots of Water
Water helps to exclude extra salt and unneeded fluids out of your body. Experts suggest that drinking two glasses of water before each meal can help lose weight. In modest amount, it can fill your stomach and make you feel full. In order to maintain weight, men should consume minimum 3.7 liters of water each day whereas, women should consume 2.7 liters of water each day.
I know, no one eats according to diet plan all the time. Vacations, holidays and stressful life situations happen, but the trick is to get back on track as soon as possible. Remember, you can move on from setbacks. Consider them as learning experience not a failure and maintenance is a marathon, not a sprint.