While standing on a weight scale, you see that you lost books. You’ve been down this road before. You drop 4 or 5 pounds and I feel a sense of immediate satisfaction. Losing weight is hard enough for many people, but it is now out of that weight is really hard. Many people who lose a good amount of weight often put it back on just as quickly as they lose this fat.
There is a theory that this is partly because when you eat fewer calories, you can also lower your metabolism, making it harder to keep losing weight. Lower your metabolic cycle may also cause you to slowly regain the lost weight when you return to your normal diet. This is why it is not advisable to follow a diet that involve a low intake of calories and promise quick weight loss.
And that’s why it is best to go on the long-term plans that involve adjustments to lifestyle. The reason behind this is simple. This increases the likelihood of successful long term weight loss. A good measure is to try not to lose more than 2 pounds per week.
The healthy weight loss provides health benefits such as high blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar. Low weight also means less stress on bones and joints, and reduces stress on your heart. These benefits start happening when implemented over a longer period of time through changes in lifestyle.
Keep that weight involves a lot of effort and a strong commitment. Whereas, losing weight requires immediate and drastic changes to your diet, eating habits and physical activity, maintaining weight loss requires long-term plan and lifestyle changes permanent.
Here are some ways to keep you on track and keep this weight.
Active – This does not necessarily mean that you hit the gym every day. Shorter than 20 minutes walking or using stairs instead of the elevator are enough to maintain weight.
Diet and exercise – These two go hand in hand not only the initial weight loss, but also in weight maintenance.
Support systems – You do not have to go through weight loss alone. Knowing that other people do the same thing will help you maintain your weight loss. So tell your friends and encourage them to do it with you.
Given these things in mind, it would not be difficult to maintain the new you. This is a change in lifestyle, which means that almost everything you do now is permanent. It is refreshing to both mind and body, and when you see the results, you will not be saying that you made the wrong choice.
From a standpoint of health belly fat is the worst kind to be struggling with. Because it is visceral (ie it surrounds your internal organs), it can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Thus, flatten your belly is not just an exercise in vanity. These are health and live longer.