It is common for people to wonder what to do next after achieving their weight goal. However, one thing is for sure; you don’t want to gain back all the weight you lost. After all, it has taken you a lot of time, patience, effort, and commitment to get where you are and the last thing you want to do is undo all your hard work. The good news is that with weight maintenance West Plano, it is easier to keep excess weight off.
Your diet and habits determine how long you can keep your trimmer, healthier body. Below are some things your specialist may recommend to help you maintain your weight loss.
Exercise is the most common weight-loss method, but it doesn’t end once you have achieved your desired weight. You need to stay active and often exercise even after losing excess weight. Doing so helps you burn extra calories and increase your metabolism. Being in energy balance means you burn the same calories you consume. Therefore, your weight is more likely to stay the same.
Eat breakfast every day.
Eating breakfast every day may help you keep the extra pounds off. People who eat breakfast tend to have healthier habits, like exercising and consuming fiber and micronutrients—Additionally, many individuals who are successful at maintaining weight loss eat breakfast.
While breakfast eaters seem successful at maintaining weight loss, there is mixed evidence. Research does not indicate that skipping breakfast encourages weight gain or poor eating habits. Skipping breakfast helps some people achieve their weight loss and weight maintenance goals.
Therefore, eating breakfast comes down to the individual. If you feel it helps you stick to your goals, you can have it. But there is also no harm in skipping it if you don’t like eating breakfast or are not hungry in the morning.
Increase protein intake
Proteins reduce appetite and promote fullness; therefore, eating lots of these foods may help you maintain weight. Eating foods rich in protein causes an increase in certain hormone levels that induce satiety and are also important for weight regulation. Proteins also minimize levels of hormones that increase hunger.
Because of protein’s effect on your hormones and fullness, you automatically reduce the number of calories you consume daily. Eating fewer calories helps you maintain your weight.
Monitor your weight
Weighing yourself regularly is essential for anyone looking to maintain their current weight. You can monitor your weight by stepping on the scale regularly. It makes you aware of your progress and encourages weight control behaviors. People who watch their weight may eat fewer calories throughout the day, which is helpful for weight maintenance.
How often you monitor your weight is a personal decision. Some people find it helpful to weigh themselves daily, while others prefer checking their weight once or twice a week.
Reaching your goal weight is not the end of your weight loss journey. Consult your Vitality Weight Loss and Wellness Institute provider to know how you can benefit from weight maintenance services.