Learning to balance healthy eating and physical activity can help you lose weight more easily and stop it.
Take it from people who have succeeded in maintaining weight loss:
- 98% modified their eating habits.
- 94% increased their physical activity, especially walking.
Set Realistic Goals.
Know where you are today to know how to get where you want. Learn about the body mass index (BMI). Prepare for success with short-term goals, such as “I will make changes in lifestyle that will help me lose (and maintain) 3-5% of my body weight.” Short-term goals may seem more achievable and keep you on track for your long-term goals.
Understand How Much And Why You Eat It.
Use a food diary or tracking application to understand what, how much and when to eat. Being aware of your eating habits and being aware of your obstacles and excuses can help you achieve your goals.
Manage Part Sizes.
It’s easy to overeat when you make too much food. Smaller parts can help you avoid eating too much. Find out the difference between the portion and the food and how to keep the portions reasonable.
Make Smart Decisions.
You do not have to give up all your favorite foods. Learn to choose smart foods and simple alternatives instead. Discover healthy snacks and how fruits, vegetables and whole grains help keep your stay longer.
Be Physically Active.
Physical activity is anything that increases your heart rate, such as walking. Goal for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. Move more, with more density, and sit less.