4 Healthy Ways To Keep The Weight Off

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Losing weight can be a challenge. Losing weight and maintaining those results can be even more challenging.
Do you find yourself falling into the trap of losing it for a bit and then gradually it comes back on. Don’t feel bad only 17 percent of those who lost at least 10 percent of their initial body weight were able to successfully keep the weight off.  Those who lost a greater percentage of their initial body weight were even less likely to keep the weight off.
I say this not to shame you, but to help you not to fall into the trap again and again.
I’ve come up with a few strategies for keeping up your healthy lifestyle.
1. Develop Healthy Habits: At the start of any successful exercise routine and nutrition plan, developing healthy habits is key. Your habits have to be something that you can sustain for the long term.
This will make getting and keeping the weigth off much easier, especially when it comes to sticking to the best food choices.

One simple habit that can benefit everyone is to make sure you are main lean muscle by making sure you keep in a good source of protein with every meal.
2. Set Firm Goals: You can’t reach a goal if you don’t actually have one, just saying. Your goal should be specific and help hold yourself accountable.
Don’t fall into the guilt trap! No one is perfect all the time, and that’s okay! If you slip up occasionally, don’t let it sabotage your results or make you quit. Get back on track when you can, and continue to work toward becoming your best you.
3. Customize Your Diet to Fit Your Lifestyle: It’s important to have flexibility build in fun foods in moderation so that you don’t lose your shit. Everyday I must have coffee with cream and sugar it’s my jam. It keeps me sane.  What’s one thing you need to keep in regardless of how healthy you want to eat?
I know so many of you are looking for the Holy Grail! That magic meal plan or workout that will be your salvation, but that doesn’t exist. Everyone is different. The key to successful weight loss and management is to find the right balance that works for you personally. Fun times, such as vacations, birthdays, and evenings out, will always come up. Enjoy them! Don’t be that girl!! If you need help in this area, I’d love to set up a time to talk.
4. Exercise: Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. Exercising is a great way to break through weight loss plateaus and help you manage your weight,. Your workout can be as simple as a leisurely walk around the block one of my favorite things, an intense weight-lifting workout, or something in between, any exercise is great!
What ever you choose for exercise make it something that you can keep up with. Weight training helps you to build muscle mass. But what if you don’t want to build muscle and simply want to lose fat? In actuality, you can’t have one without the other. Muscle burns fat and is vital for weight management and keeping your metabolism up. The best way to lose the fat is to build lean muscle with exercise and eating the right amount of protein.
Snack & Meal Options
I’ve come up with a few options for snacks and meals to help you manage your weight and satisfy your taste buds. For more ideas, including recipes, visit my Pinterest page.
Snack Ideas:
Beef or turkey jerky
Plain Greek yogurt and Fiber Snacks
Hummus and veggies
Celery and peanut butter
Hard-boiled egg
Cottage cheese and apple slices
Whey Thins
Delicious Meal Ideas:
  • Dinner salad with lots of fresh greens (mixed greens, romaine, arugula, spinach leaves, etc.), lean protein of your choice (portion size about the size of your palm), and any other of your favorite veggies. Accompany with chopped nuts, dried fruit, and ¼ of an avocado. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or a small amount of dressing of your choice.
  • Grilled or baked salmon with 2 cups of broccoli sautéed with olive oil and chopped garlic. Serve with ¼ cup cooked farro or whole grain of your choice.
  • Chicken salad made with shredded poached chicken breast, Greek yogurt, diced celery, grapes, and pecans. Serve open-faced on one slice of whole grain toast topped with slices of avocado.
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