If you have worked hard to achieve our target weight, the last thing you want to happen is for your weight to start increasing again. In order to maintain your weight loss, it is essential to see the changes you’ve made as a permanent shift in your lifestyle.
Enjoy a Balanced Diet
What you eat is one of the most important parts of maintaining the right weight. Once you have reached your target, you need to ensure that you consume the right amount of calories to stay there. You should do this by eating a diet that is varied, tasty, healthy and enjoyable. You should be able to eat most types of foods even after weight loss surgery. However, it is still important to avoid high fat, sugary, unhealthy options. Don’t forget the reasons why you originally gained weight, whether this was emotional eating or snacking too much. Keep avoiding these bad eating habits and keep planning to eat balanced meals at regular times instead.
Maintain an Active Lifestyle
Physical activity is another important part of maintaining a healthy weight. By the time you reach your target weight you should be used to exercising regularly. You should keep exercising for at least 150 minutes a week and incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle through simple choices like taking the stairs. Choose a form of exercise you enjoy and keep doing it regularly. If you enjoyed having a set weight loss goal to motivate and keep you focused, your exercise routine could be a good place to set a new one. For example, you might want to challenge yourself to improve your personal best or to complete a certain activity.
The most important thing you can do to keep the weight off after surgery is to remain aware of your body and lifestyle. Keep checking your weight regularly, plan your meals, and take action if you notice any changes.