Maintaining Weight Loss Is Up to You.


We may think, if only we can just discover the “right” combination of foods, we’ll magically lose weight or maintain what we’ve already lost. The only way to lose weight is less calories in, then what you expend. Period. And the best way to maintain your weight loss is through exercise.

“Exercise is very, very important for maintaining lost weight, and people who are not physically active are more likely to gain their weight back,” says Michael Jensen MD at the Mayo Clinic.

A calorie is a calorie, which means as far as quantity they are all the same, but as far as quality, they are quite different. If you choose more nutritious foods, you can fill up on fewer calories, which help to maintain weight loss. The healthier your food choices the more your body benefits.

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How else do we maintain our weight loss? 

  • Exercise at least an hour, almost everyday.
  • Make sure your workout is not an excuse to eat more calories. Maintain a healthful diet and incorporate regular exercise to keep your weight stable.
  • Don’t overdo exercise, if it wears you out then you might miss your regular activities, which follow your workout. This means you could burn less calories over that day and may even burn less calories than you ingest leading to weight gain.
  • Focus your thoughts on winning and changing the relationship you have to diet and exercise. Positive thoughts, rewards, definitely help you over months, to make new habits.
  • Change up your workout. Cross train, use heavier dumbbells, or bring some other form of resistance training into your workout (if you are only doing aerobic training).
  • Weigh yourself regularly. It’s the best way to catch any possible weight gain before it goes out of control.
  • Drink a lot of water.

If you can practice most of these tips, you will have a much easier time of maintaining your weight loss. For help with incorporating exercise daily, please feel free send me an email