How to maintain weight: useful tips that will help you
Not everything is losing weight and losing weight. Once you know how much you should put your weight, and have lost the weight you should lose following a weight loss diet, the following goes through maintain the right weight.
Surely on several occasions, after having been weeks or months losing weight, and especially when you get to that desired number of kilos, you ask yourself "and now how to maintain the weight? " Keeping it is easy, but if - of course - you know how. And above all if you have patience and a lot of willpower.
Once you have achieved the goal of reaching that level of kilos you needed to maintain your physical line, it is not worth returning to those unhealthy habits that eventually led to overweight and obesity.
It can not be mainly because of a basic question: what was the use of having made the tremendous effort to change our lifestyle and have lost weight when we then return to the same habits that caused that excess weight ?.
When we speak of "unhealthy habits", we refer for example to the consumption of junk or fast food, sweets and industrial pastries, soft drinks and sugary drinks, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, and the maintenance of unbalanced food.
Basic tips to maintain weight
Keep maintaining a healthy, balanced and varied diet
Even if you have reached the target weight, that does not mean you should leave the diet. Of course, you must change it for healthy and healthy habits. That is, now the key is not to continue with the weight loss diet that you previously followed with the goal of losing weight.
Now the important thing is to move from that diet to a healthy and varied diet, that is adequate in terms of the energy and therefore caloric intake that your body needs each day, but without supposing an excess that will lead you again to gain weight.
How to get it? The best option is to always have healthy and natural foods: fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, pasta, legumes, fish, lean meats and nuts.
Eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet
It is appropriate not to incorporate foods rich in fats and sugars which -probably- were consumed before starting the weight loss diet. It is usual that, once the diet is over, especially because we have lost the weight we needed and wanted to lose, we tend to start consuming foods that have been eliminated during the diet once again.
The most common? Undoubtedly the pastries (such as buns, cakes, biscuits, cookies ...), ice cream, junk food or garbage (such as pizzas, chips, hamburgers), fried and fried foods ...
It is evident that it is never advisable to add them to the diet and consume them regularly, but yes it is possible to consume pastries or sweets only once a month, occasionally.
Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks
In this case it is exactly the same as with foods rich in fats and sugars: we tend to eliminate them from our diet, because we know that they are not suitable for our weight or for our health, but then once we finish the regimen we go back to consuming them, sometimes without control.
Alcoholic beverages contain a large amount of calories, that our organism when trying to eliminate important amounts of alcohol afterwards, causes them to end up depositing in the form of fat. Without counting that it is a risk to the health of our liver, the occurrence of related disorders being common, as for example is the case of fatty liver, the alcoholic hepatitis and the alcoholic cirrhosis.
In the case of sugary drinks, especially soft drinks and packaged fruit juices, the same thing usually happens: they contain a high amount of sugars, which in excess tend to be deposited in the form of fat.
Keep practicing regular physical exercise
It is also usual that, when finishing a diet of weight loss, we begin to forget about the practice of physical exercise, even though we have even taken the habit and we have practiced it with some regularity.
Evidently, we must continue to stay active and move away from a sedentary lifestyle, a complete danger not only for our weight but for our health. Therefore, it is advisable to continue practicing sports every day, at least 40 minutes each time.
Other useful tips
There are also other tips that will be of great help to you. They are the following:
- You have 5 meals a day: It is fundamental, and advisable, to distribute caloric and energetic consumption throughout the day, which helps us to control the anxiety of eating and our body to be constantly burning energy.
- Do not obsess over your weight: Anxiety and stress can lead you to overeating and not knowing how to control yourself.Therefore, do not obsess over your weight and always try to stay calm. A good way is to make your weight control a challenge, but not an obligation.