For many people, losing weight proved to be comparatively easier than maintaining weight once they shed those unwanted kilos. Some people continue to lose weight while some others begin to gain weight. Starving yourself is never the right way to lose weight. It not only greatly weakens your body but also makes you susceptible to excessive weight gain when you begin eating since your starved body will want to absorb everything that is provided to it. So what can you possibly do to ensure that your healthy weight can be maintained for as long as possible?
1. Stay on the same diet.
Once you have lost your weight, do not bring about a drastic change in your diet. Stay on the same diet and have a healthy and balanced diet. Staying on the same diet also makes it easier to keep an eye on your calorie intake since you already know its calorie count. On an average, a man needs 2,500 calories and a woman, 2,000 calories, to maintain their weight.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Water helps to dilute the toxic waste in your system and detoxify your system. Drinking too much water can also dilute the required electrolytes in your system. Stick to drinking 8 glasses of water a day and more if you sweat a lot.
Continuing your exercise routine plays a crucial role in maintaining your healthy weight. Once you reach your required weight, you should probably exercise slightly less frequently so that you do not further lose weight. Go on walks, jog, do sit-ups, etc., daily for at least half an hour for maintaining your healthy weight.
4. Never skip breakfast.
Due to our hectic lives and routines, skipping breakfasts is one habit many of us have cultivated. You probably do not have an idea as to the extent to which this act harms us. Skipping breakfast and having late heavy dinners cause excessive weight gain. Never do this.
5. Find an interest or distraction.
If you are a stress-eater, search for other ways to relax yourself. If you are feeling low, find an activity, like gardening, reading, etc., that lifts your mood instead of resolving to eating to feel better.
6. Do not get disheartened.
Do not worry if you begin to gain weight after you worked so hard to shed those excess layers. If you can do that, maintaining your weight is an easy task. Suppose you still continue to gain weight, it may be because you are doing something wrong. Consult an expert. It would also be nice to join a support group so that you can share your experiences and concerns.
The satisfaction of losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy weight is boundless. Only a person who has achieved this milestone will understand it.