Desmond Croker RN, Dip. OHS, BSN, MSN, CCDE
March 28 2023
Losing weight is a challenging feat, but keeping the weight off can be even harder. As time goes by, motivation wanes, and the pounds start creeping back on.
For women, in particular, maintaining a healthy weight can be daunting, with many factors contributing to weight gain as they age.
However, all hope is still possible! With the right strategies, women can stay slim and prevent chronic diseases associated with weight gain.
Here are five proven solutions that can help.
People who successfully maintain weight loss weigh themselves at least twice a week. Doing this lets you catch any weight gain early on and take action to lose it quickly. Pick regular times of day and days of the week to weigh yourself, and keep a chart to track your progress.
To prevent mindless snacking, plan a couple of balanced snacks daily to measure and enjoy. Include protein and complex carbohydrates in your snack to keep you full longer. Eating more frequently can help prevent grazing and overeating.
You can have an occasional treat, but keep it small and pair it with a little protein to prevent blood sugar crashes and cravings. Additionally, balance your treats with healthy choices to help maintain your weight loss success.
Certain foods are simply too tempting to resist, and they can quickly derail your weight loss efforts. Keep these trigger foods out of sight, out of mind. Remove them from your home altogether and make it easier for yourself to make healthy choices.
Different strategies work for different people. Try out different tools and find the ones that work best for you. Feel free to experiment and find the right combination of tools to help you maintain your weight loss success.
Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for women's health and fitness.
As we age, taking care of our bodies becomes even more critical, and weight training can be a powerful tool in the fight against weight gain. Weight training, also known as strength or resistance training, can help you lose weight, tone your body, and improve your overall health.
One of the benefits of weight training is that it continues to burn fat long after you've finished your workout. When you do aerobic exercise, you only burn fat during the workout. But with weight training, you continue to burn fat for up to 12 hours after you've finished. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so building muscle will help you burn more calories throughout the day.
Weight training also has many other benefits, such as strengthening your bones, improving your balance, and fighting the build-up of abdominal fat.
It's essential to change up your weight training routine regularly to prevent your body from adapting and becoming too efficient. Doing so will help you continue to see progress and maintain your weight loss success.
Maintaining weight loss can be challenging, but it's not impossible. By following the five solutions above and incorporating weight training into your routine, you can stay slim, prevent chronic diseases, and improve your overall health and fitness.
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