8 Tips To keep Weight Off Permanently!
Losing weight is the first part of the battle. The second part is keeping it off permanently.
Many people can knock weight off short term then put it right back on. This article will give you 8 tips to keep the weight off permanently.
Many peoples diets are to strict and they restrict food groups that can be eaten and this lack of choice causes them to give up.
Also, many diets simply don't make you feel healthy and people give up due to lack of energy, nausea etc
Keeping on track for long term weight loss
Lets say you have lost weight and are waning on a diet, here are 8 tips to help you keep the weight off longer term, which can be incorporated into ANY sensible diet.
- Eat breakfast.
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Your body has been deprived of nourishment for up to 8 hours; at breakfast you re fuel your body giving you energy that sets you up for the day and curbs hunger pangs later on.
More than 80% of dieters who achieve long term weight loss eat breakfast, so this is very good advice.
- Eat greens.
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories high in water and fiber, both of which make you feel full for longer.
Aim for five servings a day, this is not as difficult as it sounds, as there are plenty of foods to choose from.
If you are in a hurry, buy green foods supplement and dilute with fruit juice for a quick nourishing snack.
- Eat naturally
It really is common sense which foods are good and bad for you.
If you eat as naturally as you can and avoid foods with lots of additives and processing you are on the right track for long term weight loss.
- Don't be too hard on yourself
People who keep weight off have learned to treat themselves and not be too hard on themselves.
Eating a Pizza or burger every now and again, is not going to make you suddenly jump hugely in weight.
A treat such as this 2 or 3 times a week will not harm you at all, so long as you are sensible with the rest of your diet.
The reason many people give up dieting is simply it is to demanding in terms of what they can eat, but the reality is it does not have to be in the first place.
Proper long term weight loss and maintance is exactly that, a long term process.
The occasional treat is essential, so forget about all the foods you can never eat again, you can!
- Have healthy convenience food
It is to easy with our hectic lifestyles to simply grab burgers, fast food, microwave meals when were in a hurry.
Make sure you have quick healthy foods in the cupboard instead.
For example, tinned fish such as salmon, sardines or Tuna are ideal.
Simply add over a baked potato with some vegetables and you have a quick meal in a matter of minutes.
- Eat 5 times a day
Eat regular and often, five times a day to prevent insulin spikes and hunger cravings. This way you will always feel full and more energetic.
- Eat protein and carbohydrate together
Always try and eat carbohydrate and protein together at every meal.
Protein stabilizes insulin levels, which leads to steady energy throughout the day. One more benefit, eating protein has been shown to reduce your appetite.
Protein and carbohydrate work together so should be eaten together for long term health.
- Drink water
Yes, you have heard it numerous times before:
Drink 2 liters of water per day to help with long term weight loss
Many of our hunger pangs are really thirst pangs so reach for the water first. Also water is essential in the fat buring process so make sure you get plenty each day.
Long term weight loss be realistic and sensible
The above is really common sense and allows you flexibility and choice in your eating habits.
To achieve long term weight loss incorporate the above in your diet and you will find it easier to stick with a diet as well as feeling healthy and more energetic.