ealthy Weight Maintenance Isn’t As Hard As You Think
What with so much coverage in the media, anyone would think that reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a full time, 24 hour a day job! However, to keep within the boundaries of a healthy weight, exercise and food don’t need to be an obsession that take over and control your life. In fact, letting them develop to this point can often do a lot more harm than good. To that end, read on to find out how to maintain your weight healthy, both psychologically and physically.
Do know what a healthy weight is.
The first thing to do is to be sure that know what a healthy weight is. Yes, this might sound silly, but too many people based their idea of what they should look like on celebrities and famous people, or worst still Instagram stars who are not showing a realistic version of what they look like.
Therefore instead of going down this route its a good idea to use something more scientific, like the BMI scale that you can find here. Although, even when using this you need to be sensible about your targets because not everyone has the same bone density or muscle mass, and these can affect your weight in addition to the percentage of fat on the body.
Also, it’s worth saying that if you have struggled with your body image, eating, and exercising before then, it may be a lot harder to get a firm grip of what a realistic weight is. If this is the case, please do not suffer and struggle alone, because there are many wonderful places in which you can seek treatment, and that can help you to lift this oppressive mental burden.
Do show yourself compassion and celebrate your body as it is now.
Another vital aspect of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is doing it a positive way that comes from a love and celebrating the body that you have right now. After all, trying to make improvements while hating and criticizing yourself is much harder than if you come from a place of compassion and acceptance.
To that end, pick an exercise activity that celebrates the way that your body can move and work now. Also stay away from restricting fad diets that emphasize only one type of food or suggest a massive decrease in calorie intake.
Lastly, don’t save up all your money to buy a new wardrobe full of clothes for when you have lost the weight. Instead, invest some in looking your best now. Then you maximize your chances of feeling your best as well, and this positivity can make a huge difference when it comes to maintaining your motivation and achieving your long-term goals when it came to weight management.
Do seek help.
Sometimes in life, we need a little help from others to achieve our full potential, and maintaining a healthy weight is no different. Happily, there is plenty of assistance available out there.
You may wish to consult with a professional nutritionist who will be able to devise a plan that is tailored not only to the exact needs of your body but also to your lifestyle as well. Then there are personal trainers, who can help you write an exercise plan, and target specific areas of concern such as flexibility, fat burning, and overall fitness.
There are even sites like DietProbe that review different slimming supplements and provide advice on how to choose the best one for your goals. Something that can help to make the right supplement decision much less time consuming and confusing.
Don’t believe you can outrun a bad diet.
Lastly, let’s end on a don’t instead of a do and address the fact that no matter how hard you exercise, you just can’t outrun a bad diet. What this means is that to reach and maintain a healthy weight it’s vital that you deal with both the eating and the exercise part of the equation. In fact, over attending to one and not the other can even sabotage your end goal.
Outrunning a bad diet is impossible!
Of course, it is important not to launch head first into a strict diet and exercise regime, as doing so is often the quickest route to failure, disappointment, and returning to less constructive eating habits. Instead, work on exercise and diet together, but in small increments. Perhaps starting with cutting out that after dinner chocolate bar and going for a walk instead, and then building up from there.
You may just be surprised by what such small and gentle changes can achieve when it comes to healthily managing your weight.