Stop the yo-yo dieting FOREVER and keep the weight off !!!
You decided to commit to working out, eating healthy and taking the
steps to make your life better... YAY for you :))) You finally reached
your "goal" weight and are now ready to show
it off to everyone you know and that's an amazing feeling. All your
hard work paid off, you go out to celebrate for a few weekends in a row,
your workouts are slacking a bit and your eating habits are not as
strict. Suddenly your clothes are fitting a bit tighter than you would
like and now you feel like you are slowing slipping backwards. Maybe all
those cocktails and heavy carb meals are not as worth it as you though
they were. But ask yourself this question: What were all those
sacrifices worth if you can’t keep the weight off?
to keeping weight off and not re-gaining it is not really a secret at
all !!! All you need to do is go back to what you were doing before and
STAY consistent. Many people believe there is an "all or nothing
approach" to weight loss, nutrition and exercise. This will only lead to
strict dieting and then you will binge because you feel deprived and
the cycle starts over. Here is what really happens on those strict
calorie diets! When you lose weight through strict dieting, your body
tries to fight it in many ways:
- Your brain starts telling your body that you’re starving, and that you need to eat more food.
- The brain also tries to slow down your metabolism so that your body
returns to its “comfort weight" meaning the weight that is comfortable
for optimal survival.
- Your fat and muscle cells become more
insulin sensitive, which although is mostly good for overall health, it
makes the body more efficient at storing any excess energy (in fat
cells) instead of burning it off (in muscle cells).
- Finally, weight loss and dieting initially suppresses your ability to burn fat while sending extra energy to fat storage.
I don't think ANY of this sounds good ! So many people, women
especially, have a hard time keeping weight off because of many reasons
due to physiological, psychological and biological needs when it comes
to attaining the body you deserve.
So how do you keep it off ?? EXERCISE! It may not be a "magic pill" but it's effective and worth your time.
DID YOU KNOW ?
- Regular exercise leads to decreased appetite and increased caloric expenditure, helping you keep the weight off longer,
- It also changes the body into a fat-burning machine and helps it
store more carbohydrates in muscle where they can be used to fuel
further exercise sessions.
- Finally, it can increase muscle tissue and keep fat tissue at bay, which helps you look better with and without your clothes.
For most women, depending on their schedule and preferences, 3 lifting
sessions, 1-2 HIIT sessions, and 1-2 moderate intensity cardio sessions
is perfect. These can be combined in different ways to allow 2-3 full
days off from the gym every week (but still aim to be active on those
days — housework, yard work, walking the dogs — it all counts!)
Not only will exercise make you look and feel better with TONS of
energy but it will boost your mood and help regulate appetite !! Is
that not what we are all striving for ?? A healthy, happy, life free
from diseases ?? I think so.............. what are you waiting for !!!
Start living the life you always dreamed !!!