Welcome, this content is specifically geared to anyone that has lost a significant amount of weight and would like to know the best way to maintaining that weight loss, here we speak on the important factors needed in order to reach said goal. If you are panicking because of your genetic makeup which makes it difficult for you to stay slim and healthy you’re in the right place.
Changing your diet to maintain healthy weight
changing your diet does not have to be a lifestyle of eating kale and drinking only water, it does not have to be a punishment , quite the opposite as you know there are myriads of different fruits and veggies that are at your disposal from mangoes and cherries to watermelon and kiwis, all the different colors of the rainbow, get creative. Instead of drinking that fizzy drink that is oh so tempting you can opt for natural juices that you can make yourself that is just as tasty if not more, for breakfast instead of eating plain old cereal, spice it up put in some diced bananas cherries and berries. Try to eat at least 5 fruits a day.
Here are just a few health benefits you can get from fruits
- Apples reduces cholesterol, decreases the risk of diabetes and prevents gallstones.
- Grapes can help lower blood pressure, decreases blood sugar and improves memory attention and mood.
- pomegranates has anti inflammatory effects, is good for prostate cancer and is also beneficial for breast cancer.
- pineapple promotes bone strength, eye health and digestion.
Foods to avoid like the plague
Here are the foods you should avoid like the plague, french fries’ potato chips and sugary drinks to name a few. Now lets take some of these foods into account and break down why you want to avoid them in the first place in order to keep a healthy weight. Let’s start with french fries’, french fries’ contains a lot of salt and acrylamide, a chemical associated with cancer, frying french fries’ makes them high in fat, french fries’ are particularly rich in trans fats and saturated fats. Saturated and trans fats raise the level of cholesterol in your blood, which increases the risk of getting heart disease stroke and type 2 diabetes. French fries’ are particularly high in carbohydrates and thus should be consumed in moderation or avoided all together. Sugary drinks for example like sprite if consumed in excess can have horrible effects on your health and set you back on your journey of staying slim and fit. Soft drinks do not make you feel full and is linked to weight gain, also large amounts of sugar is turned into fat in the liver.
A high intake of fructose can contribute to obesity, so to make things easier just stay away from foods high in sugar and trans fats take the habit of reading the ingredients of the foods that you buy you will be surprised that some foods that you thought were healthy is quite the opposite, if you’re willing to indulge consume in moderate portions.
8 foods to avoid if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight
- French fries
- white bread
- ice cream
- soft drinks
supplements and vitamins to help maintain weight
In addition to your diet to see faster results there are also supplements and vitamins that help with weight loss.
Fish oil is the fat and oil that’s been extracted from fish tissue. Fish oil reduces the likelihood of getting heart disease, Fish oil helps reduce weight gain and can be specifically advantageous when combined with other forms of weight loss methods. And is a great source of omega 3.
vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium helps in weight loss
though its not a must to take vitamin D supplements to help you with your weight loss goal, they definitely help. If you choose not to take these supplements, you need to make sure you have the right foods that are rich in vitamin D so you don’t have to worry about your body converting sugars into fat.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps your body absorb minerals, and one of the reasons its great for weight loss or to maintain a healthy weight is because it blocks your bodies digestion of starch. The best way to take apple cider vinegar is to drink it, it is quite strong and acidic in taste so mix it in with some water to lighten the taste.
Exercise and daily workout routine
Now to a factor that many people avoid or ignore which is critical for weight loss and to maintain weight loss is exercise, and im not just talking about once in the week, im talking about a routine, so more like 3 times a week. Why is exercise so important you ask ? to make it simple due to exercise you burn calories whether it be taking a jog participating in your favorite sport or doing something extreme like rock climbing, you need to exercise not only to maintain your healthy weight but to stay on overall healthy, it reduces anxiety and reduces the likelihood of depression, you also better your blood circulation so if you are having difficulty exercising or just feel too lazy to even bother, here is a tip that i use that works for me, seeing as im an individual that needs things to be written in order to get them done i start by making an exercise schedule. Now when you’re just starting, to make things easy its best to start out slow, what i mean by that is don’t go all out on your first week or second, let your body get used to the activities that you put it through, starting out too strong will just lead you to strain your body which is not the goal, if anything keep in mind that its more about consistency than anything else and as time passes and your body gets attuned to the activities, then you add on more activities to your workout routine, listening to music also makes things easier when starting out.
Maintaining your healthy weight is not so complicated all it takes is consistency and determination, so what you need is a healthy diet comprised of different types of fruits which is essential for well being, rigorous exercise that you ease into, and the added help of supplements and vitamins like fish oil vitamin D and apple cider vinegar, also pay attention to the amount of calories that you consume, reduce your intake of trans fat not saying that once in a while you can’t indulge just don’t binge too much.