How to Keep Weight Off

The problem with weight loss is once we achieved your desired weight, we tend to slack off. The next thing we know all the weight we lost is back.

Keeping the pounds off is a challenge, one that requires a positive attitude and commitment to gradually switch to a healthier lifestyle.

Managing your weight is a lot of work; you need to balance what you eat with how much exercise your get. Apart from maintaining this delicate balancing act, WebMD shares the following tips to help you prevent gaining lost weight:

Do not skip meals. Skipping meals slow slows your metabolism down. Skipping meals can also cause you to overeat later in the day.

Weigh yourself once a week. Keeping track of your weight can help prevent weight regain by creating awareness.

Keep a food journal. Taking note of what you eat helps ensure that you are eating healthy. Write down everything you and or drink. Be honest and accurate. Your journal will help you realize when higher calorie foods are becoming a part of your diet more often than they should. Keeping track of your exercise routine can help. Are you gaining weight because you are eating the same, but stopped exercising?

Eat a wide variety of foods. Eating different foods allows you to get all the nutrients you need.  Make sure to include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources in your selections.

Get plenty of activity everyday. Physical activity is one of the most important factors in keeping weight off. Without exercise, you will not burn the extra calories that you ingested.

Source: WebMD