Weight Maintenance Diet
Changing your eating habits to be on a diet is hard work all by itself, but healthy weight maintenance is the struggle most people can never seem to overcome. Living a healthy lifestyle is necessary for healthy weight maintenance and losing those unwanted weight and inches. And it doesn't come easy unless you develop enthusiasm for remaining at your ideal weight.
Weight Maintenance: six healthy weight maintenance tips as follows
Exercise - You know this would be at the top. It is extremely important to participate in some sort of aerobic exercise for least 30 minutes each day. For me, it's jogging 3kms a day, rain or shine without exception. I make it fun by going with a friend, or listening to my favorite music on my IPOD. Don't just do it for one day and then give up. The more you get out there and do it, the more you will enjoy it.
Meal Replacement - Everyone I help to maintain weight follows the same routine I do. This allows us to get all the nutrition we need on a daily basis without eating as many calories as we did when we were overweight. For me, it's the first meal I eat when I wake up in the morning so I never forget or become too busy to eat properly.
Keep A Food Log - When you write down everything that you pass your lips, you can be honest about your weight. If you look on your list and see too many junk foods, you know what you have to do to make that list shorter the next day so you can get back on track. This is extremely helpful for me at night when I feel the urge to snack while watching a movie. This is the worst time you can eat, so avoid it at all costs.
Make Healthier Food - This doesn't mean you have to give up on all the foods you love. It just means that if they are high-calorie/salt/fat foods like pizza you must limit your intake. Choose lean proteins for no less than half of your weekly meals instead of rotating between things that are crispy, fried or smothered with high calorie toppings. Fish, chicken and filet are all healthy alternatives.
Drink Lots Of Water - This is extremely important because your body cannot function properly when it is dehydrated. Many times people think they are starving when all they really need is a nice cool glass of water. Keep a bottle full of cold water with you at all times. Who cares if it takes you a little extra time to keep it filled? It's better than spending time eating junk food you really don't need that will sabotage all of your hard work and efforts.
Drink Green Tea - Not only is this a super-healthy drink that provides all kinds of vitamins and minerals, but it actually suppresses your appetite while speeding up your metabolism! How awesome is that? Oh, and I almost forgot. It also gives you tons of energy! I usually drink 3 cups a day.