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How To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

When you get to your healthy target weight, what’s the best way to maintain it? Should you increase your calorie intake all at once or by so many calories each day?

While some successful slimmers prefer to immediately increase their calorie intake, others prefer to do it in steps. In many ways, this is a good idea as it helps you to concentrate on getting your extra calories by gradually increasing the portion sizes of the foods you’re already eating rather than suddenly adding in chocolate, crisps, booze and takeaways. I recommend this five-step plan to maintain your new healthier weight

Five Step Plan

Step 1


How To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

Once you reach target, add 250 calories a day to your existing daily calorie intake. This means if you’ve been having 1,250 calories each day, you should now have 1,500 calories a day.

Step 2

How To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

After a week, weigh yourself on your usual scales. You’ll probably have lost a little more weight. If so, add another 250 calories to last week’s daily allowance. So, if you were having 1,500 calories a day, now have 1,750 calories daily.

Step 3

How To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

After a week, weigh yourself again. If you’ve lost more weight, add an extra 250 calories to your daily intake, for example from 1,750 calories to 2,000 calories each day.

Step 4

How To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

After a week, if your weight has stabilised that’s the amount of calories you need each day to keep your new slim shape. If you’ve gained a tiny amount, drop your daily calorie intake by 100 calories, for example, from 2,000 calories to 1,900 calories daily. After a week, weigh yourself again. If your weight has stayed the same, that’s the amount of calories you need each day for weight maintenance. If your weight has gone up or down, juggle your daily calorie intake by 50 calories a day until your weight eventually stabilises.

Step 5

How To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

Weigh yourself once a week on your usual scales until you are confident that you’re maintaining your healthy weight.


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Posted by Kelly Bliss, on 14-09-2011 09:34, , Guest
This article describes eating disordered behavior. The level of obsessive compulsive behavior needed to monitor calories per day down to the last 50 calories is pathological.  
 
Instead of cultivating eating disordered thinking and behavior, learn self-care and body appreciation. Accept that bodies come in diverse sizes. Eat nutritious foods, enjoy being active, build a life that meets your needs ... and appreciate whatever you weigh. Focus on health at every size, instead of cultivating pathological behavior to maintain some arbitrary weight.
 

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