So you have reached your dream weight mark but dread that you might not be able to hold it for long, fold back or regain those difficult last extra kilos you shed off? Managing weight just like losing weight isn’t an easy game, but with dedication and consistency in things we discuss below – the essential tips to weight loss – you should be able to keep your weight in check and manage it pretty well!
1. Lean muscles:
Lean muscles have a direct link with metabolism. If you have a good high metabolism your body will burn calories faster which will make you lose weight faster. When compared to fats, muscles have higher metabolism. Build lean muscles by adding weight training programs to your exercise. If you already are engaged in weight trainings, progressively increase the weights’ capacity as that will increase your muscle mass.
2. Filling foods:
When hungry go for foods that are healthy and which will give you a full-stomach sensation.By doing that you will allow yourselfenough optimum time between two meals, also eliminating your cravings to snack or munch on restricted yet tempting food items. Opt for a diet for weight loss that is rich in fibre, like fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole food grains.
3. Planning your meal:
A weight management meal has a good amount of overlap with a weight loss meal. Prepare and stick to a good meal plan that will help you maintain your weight.
4. Time you need to spend for your exercise:
A good plan makes for at least 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week. Experts advise that you involve yourself in 60 to 90 minutes of exercising daily to have a better control over your weight.
5. Check on your weight:
While checking your weight very often when losing weight might be a bad idea – for it may discourage your efforts if the results are positively negative – it is quite the opposite when you start checking your weight when maintaining your weight. Checking your weight daily will help you monitor your results better and help you plan up your exercise and food plans wisely.
6. Check on your calories:
Keeping a check on calorie count is as we all understand basic and fundamental to weight maintenance. Use calorie management tools or journals to keep track of your calorie consumption.
In the case that you are not able to keep up with your calorie count or are not able to measure your daily portions of food intake, go with the method of plate distribution. Select and divide the food that you eat in such a way that half of your plate is filled with vegetables, and the remaining plate space divided evenly between lean protein and whole grains.
7. Dairy products:
Daily products that have low fat content are a healthy choice and help in weight control. The ideal servings you need to have per day are between 3 and 4 as against one or no servings at all.
Don’t skip it! Eating a nice, nourishing breakfast keeps your stomach full, keeps you active through the day, and also is essential in long-term weight loss. Go for a combination of choices like yogurt, oatmeal, fresh fruits etc.