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Living Healthy: Keeping the Weight Off!

Submitted by Robb Bird on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:47

At transformyou we do everything in our capability to help you live healthy. Whether it is medical weight loss, men's health, women's health, pain management, or our personal training services, Dr. Bird and the rest of our team are here for your specific needs. However we want to help our clients understand that hitting your goal weight is not the finish line. In fact, you are only half way there after shedding those pounds. There is continual work needed to keep the pounds off. And keep them off for good!

Recent research shows that without a constant maintenance plan "big losers" soon settle back into old habits and revert back to unhealthy life style. This results in back stepping or possibly even back to the starting point. In 2010 Penn State College of medicine study discovered nearly 85% of people regain most, and often all, of the weight lost. This can be for a number of reasons. Some being because of lack of motivation, stress, life changes, or the weight was lost too rapidly making their losses impossible to maintain. 

Keeping the weight off becomes easier and helps you stay ahead of the game if you lose the weight in a healthy and slower manner. By taking full advantage of transformyou and Dr. Bird's services such as appetite suppressants, HCG diet plan, ultra lite, weight loss options, performance enhancement options, trim1000, personal training, health testing, and the supplements we offer we can help you do this! 

Once you see that magic number on the scale it is essential you do not stop the healthy living habits. It is like quitting smoking and then buying a pack of cigarettes to celebrate. You can't do that! It just does not make sense. So let us help by giving you 5 ways to make your weight loss-success a lasting one.

  1. Be Patient With The New You- If you feel anxious about going out and socializing in your new, improved body, remind yourself that you’ve found your way to a healthy weight, and now you’re finding out how to get comfortable in your own skin. During this identity shift, show yourself the same level of care and compassion you would show a best friend who’s going through a big life change.
  2. Avoid Triggers- While you were losing all that weight, you may have consciously avoided certain situations, such as eating out with friends. Be mindful that you might be able to indulge once in a while now. However, your old triggers are probably still triggers. Many times people have had to change friends or say goodbye to activities they once loved to ensure this healthy lifestyle.
  3. Focus on Protein and Fiber-It is important to remain diligent about nutrition and balance.The key here is making sure you’re eating enough whole, unprocessed foods. Emphasize the importance of protein and fiber, because these foods quiet the “hunger-generating” hormones in your body.
  4. Eat Intuitively-Processed foods, desserts and alcohol aren’t totally off-limits as you work to maintain your weight. However, pay attention to how your body feels before, during and after consuming them. This is called intuitive eating, and it’s a powerful tool in maintaining a healthy weight.
  5. Muscle Up-Of course, even all these strategies combined aren’t going to be able to offset a sedentary lifestyle. To make your weight loss permanent, you have to keep up an exercise routine that you enjoy. If you slow down, so will your body’s metabolism.Your body’s daily caloric requirement is determined in part by how much you move every day. When you become inactive, you burn fewer calories throughout the day, and your metabolism responds by slowing down. Low levels of daily physical activity can also lead to illness and depression, which further sap your energy. But the biggest impact exercise has on your weight-maintenance efforts has less to do with calories than with fitness.