Losing weight and gaining healthy eating habits isn’t easy. But for some people, keeping off that weight can be even more of a struggle. You may have heard horror stories about people going on extremely strict diets only to gain the weight back a few months later.
However, our weight loss experts and wellness coach at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates believe with the right methods, you can keep the slimmer figure you worked so hard to achieve. Keep reading to learn how to maintain weight loss after dieting.
Do not over restrict yourself while dieting
Some diet programs call for extreme restrictions and very low calories. While it will lead to weight loss if you adhere to the plan, limiting yourself can often lead to serious cravings. In some cases, people who have been on quick, fad diets that limit caloric intake to an unhealthy level, end up binging on all the “bad” foods they weren’t allowed during the weight loss period.
However, if you stick with a plan that keeps you in a caloric deficit while still allowing space for treats, you’re less likely to feel the need to overeat junk food after you shed the weight.
Focus on changing your lifestyle instead of quick fixes
Quick fixes are just that—quick. They usually aren’t long-term and don’t scratch the surface as to why you gain weight. Instead, focus on changing your lifestyle. Weight loss shouldn’t only be about losing weight; it should be about becoming healthier so you can live a long, happy life. Diets promising fast results sometimes can deteriorate your health more than improve it.
When you make tweaks in your lifestyle that you can continue even after you’re done dieting, you’ll find the transition to restrictive eating to maintenance eating much smoother. For example, you could:
- Workout at least 3 to 5 days a week
- Drink water instead of sugary sodas
- Limit alcohol intake
- Reduce how much you eat out
- Think of food as fuel, not something you should fear
Choose a diet program that centers on long-term results
Amy Brenner, MD & Associates offers a variety of weight loss and wellness programs that help you lose weight and learn how to maintain weight loss. Specifically, our Healthy Habits program focuses on building satisfying meal plans (no one wants to feel hungry all the time), reducing unhealthy cravings, and boosting metabolism.
Through prescription medications and peptide therapy, our three-month, physician-led program can help you trim your figure and keep your new look. Instead of spiking your calories once you’re done, we will help you gradually reintroduce calories so we don’t shock your body and cause it to store fat.
Learn more about how to maintain weight loss with our programs at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
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We’re here to offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality aesthetic treatments and wellness plans to help you look great and feel great. No matter what, we will stick with you throughout your entire journey, because your goals are our goals.
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