By: Hope Elpis
There is nothing as frustrating as gaining weight after you worked so hard to lose it. It is a stab in the back, especially for those people who put so much time and effort to reach their goals but did not stick to a healthy lifestyle after attaining their desired weight. Once you have decided to take a big step and start living a healthy life, there is no turning back. Healthy habits should be part and parcel of your life.
Never skip your breakfast. Breakfast is the first meal of the day, and it gives you the energy you need to start the day. According to National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, people who do not skip their breakfast are less likely to snack during the day.
Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly. "Slow but sure" should be your slogan. The faster you eat, the more likely you are to overeat. Your brain needs about twenty minutes to register that you have had enough, which is why you even need to take a break before going for seconds.
Be active. This is one of the best ways to help you maintain healthy weight. Choose exercises that you enjoy--for example, walking, jogging, cycling, and aerobics--and have fun. Avoid spending hours watching TV or playing computer games.
Pack your fridge with healthy foods. Vegetables and fruits are good low-fat snacks. In fact, about 2 cups of fruits and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day help you not only lose weight but also stay healthy (fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals).
Do not eat if you are not hungry. Find other ways of relieving your stress: you can meditate or do yoga, take a walk outside and have a breath of fresh air.
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