It is quite disheartening to know that all the hard work you put in to losing your weight can go to waste when you stop and end up getting it back. Many people end up gaining their weight back, but we should know it is not a one time job. Some easy but important habitual changes have to be made in your life. Here are a few we listed out:
Gradually Add Food
A common mistake people make is that they go back to eating what they used to before their weight loss regime. They eventually fall back into their usual meals and gain back all those loot calories. Start by adding 150 calories and observe for a few weeks how your body reacts. If there is sudden weight gain, you can easy make up for it. It is also a good idea to start with selective foods to see which suits you best.
Don’t Stop Exercising
Although your regime might be over or you have reached your weight loss goals, it is a good idea to keep regular, maybe even light exercise in your daily system. Whether you take a brisk evening walk or a quick swim, a daily dose of physical activity accounts for 15-30% of your daily caloric shred. More importantly, whatever you do make sure you enjoy it so that you feel happier along with losing some weight.
Be Wary of What You Eat
Reaching your goal may give you the liberty to eat those sugary deserts once in a while, but practice mindfulness when out and about or when you can afford to avoid it. Have a green tea instead of a shake or just eat something healthy when you are busy. That way you don’t pay much attention to taste!
Track Your Food
Food tracking apps may help you in keeping mindful consumption in practice. Tracking your diet once a week is enough after reaching your desired weight goal. Don’t be too hard on yourself but keep that balance for a healthier and happier life!