Lost Weight? Maintain It!

If you have recently lost quite a bit of week, I’m sure you will be feeling very pleased with yourself. And quite rightly too! It’s a big achievement to lose some weight, especially if you have lost a few stones and managed to come down to a healthy size. I’m sure that you will be feeling much better for it and will now have buckets of energy.

However, losing weight is one thing – maintaining it is a completely different thing altogether.In fact, some people who have lost a significant amount of weight often struggle with keeping it off. They might fall back to their unhealthy habits and end up quickly piling the pounds back on. I’m sure that you don’t want this to happen to you or else you will only need to go back to square one on your weight-loss journey again.

So, are you ready to work at maintaining your healthy weight? Here are some great tips that can help you with that.

 

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Yup. Been waiting for this moment for almost an entire year. December 20th, 2017 – I decided to change my life. I embarked on a long term weight loss journey with a ketogenic diet and lost over 60lbs very quickly and have maintained that weight loss. I’m super proud of myself but moreso thankful for the journey and better health for me and my family. And I won’t lie; I can’t even tell you if the before photo wasn’t liquified (hey I’m a photographer, we do these things) in my face because I was so unhappy with how I looked. 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈 This year, I didn’t have to touch my photos (ok minus one awkward seated pose 🤣) but not this one. Am I perfect or at complete goal? Nope. But I’m happy AF!!!! Yoga is toning me up and I’m gaining strength, peace and awareness. My kids try to mimic handstands/headstands and it makes me super grateful that I can teach them how to use their bodies and gain abundance. My kids are LOVING gymnastics classes and becoming more and more agile each day (which is huge for my awkward 8 year old 🤣🤣). I wouldn’t trade this journey for anything! It has brought so much joy to my life and changed it in so many ways. Even the ability for me to inspire others has been super fulfilling knowing I am making a difference in others’ lives. (Love you ladies!! 😉😉😉💃🏻). What questions do you have about Keto? 😊 #keto #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #ketotransformation #ketofam #ketolife #ketolifestyle #ketobeforeandafter #beforeandafter #progressnotperfection #lchf #lowcarb #lowcarbhighfat #weightloss #weightlosssuccess #weightlossinspiration #ketobeauties #inspiration #62lbsdown #62lbsdownandcounting #journey #healthylifestyle #weightlossbeforeandafter

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Consider Taking Supplements

Firstly, you might want to consider taking some daily supplements. There are a lot of holistic treatments and medicine that can help you lose weight, and if you took some of these while you were working towards your weight-loss goal then you might want to keep on taking them. If you have almost run out, you can always order them here again. If you haven’t taken these kinds of tablets before, it’s best to consult with your doctor before you start to ensure that they won’t affect any underlying medical conditions that you might already have.

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Keep Up With Your Exercise Plan

It’s also a good idea to stick to the exercise plan that helped you lose the weight in the first place. You might not want to follow it quite as intensely as you were before as that could lead to you losing even more weight. If you carry on like that, then you might end up underweight. So, it’s best to reduce the intensity of each session or doing one less session during the week. This will ensure that you are still burning enough calories so that you can eat what you want within reason. Plus, all of this continued exercise can help to keep your metabolism high and can also prevent conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Eat Regular Meals

You should continue to eat regular, healthy meals while you are maintaining weight. Ideally, you need to have at least three a day but some people will prefer to graze and have four to five small meals throughout the day. However you chose to eat your meals, you just need to make sure that they are at regular intervals and contain plenty of fibre and protein alongside freshly cooked vegetables.

Get Your Five A Day

Even though you’ve already lost all the weight and are now at your goal size, it’s still important that you continue to eat healthy foods. Otherwise, you will quickly gain a lot of weight. One way to ensure that you are eating as healthy as possible is to try to make sure you get your five portions of fruits and vegetables each day. Generally speaking, it’s best to have a portion with every meal and then enjoy a couple as snacks throughout the day. Try to make sure that your portions of fruit are always fresh, though. Even though dried fruit and juice drinks also count as a portion, they still have a lot higher levels of added sugar in them than most fresh fruits.

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Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

Something else that has a surprising amount of hidden sugars in it is alcohol. If you are serious about maintaining a healthy weight, you really should consider reducing your alcohol consumption. After all, you don’t want a beer belly! But drinking a lot of alcohol doesn’t only increase your chances of gaining weight. It can also lead to some serious health conditions as well. For instance, those who drink excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular basis are a lot more likely to develop illnesses like cancer in the future. Plus, you will find that the alcohol drains your energy levels and can also lead to mood swings.

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Count Your Steps

One way to make sure that you are as active as possible while you are maintaining your weight is to count your steps. If you buy a Fitbit or a similar wearable fitness device, then it will record your steps as you go about your daily business. Ideally, you need to try to reach at least 10,000 steps each day. That way, you know that you are burning off enough calories to stay fit and healthy. Most wearable devices can give you prompts to move if you have been sedentary for far too long. There are other benefits of wearing these devices as they can also record other health data for you, such as heart rate and the number of calories you burn each day.

Stick To Water

Whenever you feel thirsty, it’s always best to stick to water wherever possible. There are no calories in water so you’ll be able to fill your boots without worrying about it leading to any weight gain. If you aren’t really a fan of plain water, you might prefer to drink sparkling water as its fizziness might remind you of a soft drink. Try to stay away from caffeinated and soft drinks as they will have an excessive amount of sugar and calories in them.

Exercise Portion Control

Now that you’ve lost weight, it would be a bad idea to go back to the portion sizes that you used to consume. It’s best to stick with small portions so that you don’t inadvertently consume a large amount of calories at one sitting.

If you follow these tips, then you should find that you continue to maintain your healthy weight for a long time into the future. You’ll be able to find other great tips online.

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