Monday, November 5, 2018

How to keep weight off

Losing weight is not nearly as hard as keeping that weight off after you have lost it. You need to remain vigilant and self aware of what you eat and how much you eat. I have heard so many stories of many people gaining back the weight that they have lost. It is unfortunate when you work hard to gain the progress you have just to lose it. The truth of the matter is, your body doesn't want you to lose weight. Your body is used to being a certain way and it is hard for it to make these adjustments to your new weight. So why is it exactly that so many people who lose weight gain it back? Well the main reason is that these people go on crash diets that are extremely restrictive and once they go off these diets because they have reached their goal weight, they binge eat. We need to remember that weight loss requires long-term changes to our diet and eating habits. We can't just go on a diet for 2 months and then once we are done just eat whatever we want. Now of course, once you have reached your goal weight, there is nothing wrong with making your diet a bit more flexible. But you also need to remember to not go overboard. Once you have lost the amount of weight that you want to lose, the way that you can keep the weight off is by making sure you are not eating more calories than you burn off everyday. To get a good measure of how many calories you need to eat each day, You should calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate(BMR) which is basically how many calories you burn a day at rest. Then you should calculate your caloric needs which is the amount of calories you need to maintain your current weight. I will link a calculator in the description so you can figure out your BMR and your caloric needs. Also, another important tip when it comes to keeping weight off is to make sure that you increase your physical activity post weight loss. So when you are heavier, it is easier to burn off more calories than when you lose weight so you need to make sure that you become more physically active once you lose weight to keep burning off the same amount of calories. Hope this was helpful to you guys! Remember, don't be discouraged by a little weight gain. If it does happen, get back up and keep fighting! Remember that you are strong and can do anything you set your mind to!

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