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Weight Maintenance Secrets

The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you do not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?

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A matter of balance

Maintaining means calories in is approximately equal to calories out. If you've been doing a lot of cardio to burn off pounds, I wouldn't suggest stopping that - but you might want to tone it down. Similarly, build up the calories - FINALLY - you can have a snack or 2.

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Calories in calories out

It boils down to the amount of calories we’re consuming versus the ones we’re burning.
If you don’t keep track of them then you’ll find your self in denial and putting on weight.
Be accountable.

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weigh and portions

I weigh my food and prepack them ready to grab and go portions. helps me to maintain my weight by keeping my portions in line.

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Talk about it

I talk to co-workers about what I am doing to lose the weight and track what I eat. This keeps me on track and stay in my guidelines.

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cups of ice

whenever I crave unhealthy food, I simply chew on ice. It helps me forget what I was craving and keeps me entertained at the same time. So instead of sitting in front of the tv with a bag of potato chips, I sit in front of the tv with a cup of ice!!

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Learn from the Past

If you have been a yoyo dieter like me, stop and think what went right when you were succeeding and what didn't when you got off track. You can magnify the factors that help you succeed and avoid or minimize the challenges.

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Low Carb/High Protein

I make sure everyday that I have below 50 grams carbs each day and have at least 100 grams of Protein......

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Keep Logging Your Food

When I have a craving, I indulge just enough to take off the edge and not binge. But the one thing I do and commit to is documenting everything I eat. I learned that by documenting, I am more conscious of what I am putting in my body and how many calories I consume daily.

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Fill the void

When I'm feeling stressed, bored, or just watching my fiancé eat crap, I have to "fill the void" with something in order to keep from making a mistake. In other words, exercise for 10 minutes, drink a big glass of water or snack on some fresh veggies.

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Secret to Maintaining weight loss

There are two things that work for me.
1. Weigh myself every day.
2. Keep a food journal. I have a computer program that I use to enter all my food. This program tracks calories and nutrition. Tracking everything is the key!

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