5 Steps to Maintain Lasting Weight Loss
Have you achieved success using the HCG Diet Protocol? Whether you have already reached your weight loss goal or are currently on your way, you have an even bigger challenge in front of you -- maintaining lasting weight loss. The one thing that is harder than losing weight is keeping it off. You will have to work just as hard to keep those pounds from coming back.
If you want to achieve lasting weight loss and enjoy the health benefits of a trimmer waistline, swap out your unhealthy habits for healthier ones. Here are 5 steps to help you keep those excess pounds gone.
1. Take a Healthy Cooking Class
If you don't know how to cook, you will find yourself relying on prepackaged takeout foods and unhealthy processed meals. Take the time to learn to cook healthy meals for yourself - your waistline, and your wallet, will thank you.
2. Focus on Building Lean Muscle
The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you will burn - even when sitting still. Incorporating free weights, resistance bands and other techniques into your workout routine will help you gain more muscle and lose fat.
3. Incorporate Walking into Your Everyday Life
You do not have to embark on a 20-mile hike to burn more calories and keep the weight off. Something as simple as parking at the far end of the parking lot at work or leaving your car at the far reaches of the mall will force you to walk more and get more healthy exercise every day.
4. Exercise Portion Control
Depriving yourself will just lead to binge eating and rebound weight gain. Practice portion control instead. Eat what you want, but do it in moderation. Measure your portions carefully to avoid overeating and keep your daily calorie intake where it should be.
5. Fill Up on Vegetables
Treat vegetables as your daily appetizer, using the fiber and roughage to make you feel full. This will help you to avoid overeating at meal time. You can also swap out your cookie jar for a bowl of fresh fruit. This way you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle without giving up the sweet taste you love.
Losing weight and keeping it off is not rocket science, but it is hard nonetheless. Intellectually you know that eating less and moving more is the best way to achieve maintaining your weight loss, but convincing your body and your mind is another thing altogether. The 5 healthy steps outlined above can help you get started and let you enjoy the fruits of all your hard weight loss work.