Manage A Weight

This just happened to me…I lost some pounds, but then added some back.  Or either it’s muscle, but I don’t have a fancy dancy weigh scale.  I know when I put it on.  I wasn’t working out during exams, not eating, and drinking coffee.  Therefore I weighed less.  Then I had a week off and ate and the weight came back.  However I think I look the same!  Then I did bootcamp and lost inches.  So actually not that upset.

Now back to the post: Ways to maintain a weight once you’ve lost some pounds.  From EverydayHealth.com:

  • Write it down. Experts recommend writing down what you’re eating. “You can tell for yourself whether you’re doing well or need to pay more attention,” Fujioka says . “Counting calories is a great way to help yourself keep track of your food intake.”
  • Weigh yourself. Another important means of weight control is to get on the scale. “Seeing your actual weight on a scale is a good way to combat the brain’s message that you need more fat cells,” Fujioka notes.
  • If you see your weight increasing, you know you have to work a little harder. Women’s weight tends to fluctuate a few pounds a month because of menstrual cycles, but if your weight goes up beyond five pounds or so, it’s time to regain control by cutting calories, adding more exercise, or both.
  • Eat breakfast. The National Weight Control Registry, which tracks more than 3,000 Americans who have achieved a weight loss of around 60 pounds and kept it off for about six years, found that eating breakfast is an important factor in keeping off weight. Eating a healthy breakfast makes it less likely that you’ll overeat during the day.
  • Stay motivated. “We all need to constantly challenge ourselves to stay motivated,” says White. “Give yourself a goal like a special date, a party, or other social event to help you maintain your weight loss.” Rewarding yourself is another good motivator. “Any kind of reward is good, other than food, of course,” he adds. “Buy some new clothes, a CD, a fitness gadget — whatever motivates you to stick with your program. Some people even take a trip as a reward.”
  • Stay accountable. Find other people who are trying to keep their weight off. By sharing tips, success stories, and struggles, you’ll find it easier to maintain good nutritional and exercise habits. If no one nearby is trying to keep off lost weight, try an online weight-loss group.
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