Lost weight? Congratulations! Okay so you've done remarkably well with slimming down however please keep in mind that a diet is not something you go "on" and then "off."
No, a healthy diet is something you sustain for life.
When you stick with a healthy diet, you have far less of a risk of gaining back the weight you lost on your diet.
Do the Math
It is extremely important that you keep an eye on how many calories you eat in a day. Consuming a few hundred extra calories a day will soon add up to a few extra pounds a month.
Rise 'n Shine
The best way to start your day is by eating a healthy, satisfying breakfast. It jump starts your metabolism and prevents you from pigging out at lunchtime because you are "starving!"
Read labels and see how many servings are in that packaged food you just bought. Or read the nutrition BEFORE you order at a fast food restaurant.
Also, know that restaurant meals are notoriously large. It's okay to order your favorite dish but just be sure to not eat all of it in one sitting.
Ask your waiter to fetch you a doggie bag first thing!
Eating healthy is one thing, but there's nothing like regular exercise to keep your furnace burning. An effective fitness routine should include no less than 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least three days a week. A little weight training will also do wonders because muscle burns calories even while you aren't exercising!
The moment you see a 5-pound swing upwards, be sure to cut back on food intake and boost the time you work out! By catching yourself before a big fall you'll have a far easier time keeping your weight under control.
One great way to stay motivated is to visit Diet-to-Go's website (www.diettogo.com) and scan the Success page for tips and encouragement from other folks who've been successful at weight loss. You can also get a lot of great tips from our Blog section.
Remember, you're not "cured" just because you reach your goal weight. Losing weight and keeping it off is a lifetime challenge.
You've proven that you can lose weight weight. So make a vow to never go back to wearing your "fat clothes" ever again!
Author: John McGran