Wow! Finally after a few long, hard and tedious months you are at your desired weight. You are looking better than you have in a long time and all the compliments are starting to pour in and make you blush!! Now if only…

If only you could keep the weight you have lost permanently at bay. Yes you can, all it will take is a little more will power, a positive attitude and a commitment to adopting a much healthier lifestyle, this in itself will help you maintain your desired weight successfully.

A few tips to keep your desired weight at the same level

* don’t fall back into your old unhealthy eating patterns or habits – you have just spent a few months changing this trend while you were dieting

* remember to balance what you eat with how much you exercise – pretty important to remember this

* no skipping of meals – this plays havoc with your metabolism by slowing it down and you will be inclined to snack on the wrong foods and you could end up overeating at the next meal

* remember you will need to eat a variety of different foods – this will ensure you get all the nutrients you need

* do not weigh yourself daily – rather hop on the scale once a week, this will create an awareness of weight gain [if it happens] as trying to tell by how your clothing fits is not a true indication of loss or gain of weight

* keep a food journal – be honest and write down everything you have consumed during the course of the day, be it a apple or a sticky bun. This will indicate whether high calorie food has slowly crept into your diet without you realizing it

* keep a record of your exercise – jotting down the exercises you do daily will also help you spot if you are starting to slack off [this will cause you to gain weight, especially if you are still eating the same]

* change from a sedentary lifestyle to a active one – instead of parking on the couch and watching TV go kick the ball around with the kids or take them for a bike ride, there are so many things you can do with or without the kids that can keep you active

When choosing your menu for keeping your new weight, remember to include whole grains, fruits, low-fat dairy, veggies, and lean proteins. Don’t forget the all important water – drink up to 6 glasses a day.

As you can tell if you are committed to your new weight, controlling it is not a impossible task and if you ever feel it is not worth the effort to maintain this hard earned weight loss – do yourself a favor and stand in front of the mirror, this will remind you of just how good you look!

A woman’s body, fitness, health, and diet needs vary over the course of her life. The key to maintaining a proper balance is getting to know your own body – even as it changes, and making small adjustments accordingly.

Many of us work our whole lives to maintain a pleasing figure – to like what we see in the mirror. Hopefully, this is primarily for ourselves and not just for others. We find healthy diet options that work for certain seasons of our lives or based on current trends or even medical knowledge. However, during our lives, our bodies and metabolism change. Those changes can be because of home or work related stress, hormonal fluctuations, and hormone changes due to stress of our adrenal system, unnatural medications (prescriptions) or many other causes.

The female mid-section is sensitive to numerous effects that have nothing to do with weight gain. Unfortunately they make many women feel as though they have gotten fat – when they have not. Many women often reach for diuretics for monthly water retention. Others go on high blood pressure medications when all they need is a diuretic for water weight gain side affects (as I did from acute bronchial asthma inhaler side effects.)

  • Women’s Health and Diet Tip 1 – Maintain physical fitness routines and workout schedules of varying intensity. The feeling of lethargy can make one feel like missing a workout. However, it is proven that if you can just find enough energy to do an ‘easy workout’ it brings back the energy level and decreasing the body’s tendency to hold onto liquid as you keep your internal organs moving. Drinking more water of course helps with an herbal diuretic.

 

  • Women’s Health and Diet Tip 2 – Know your digestive system. As we get older our digestive system changes. We may feel ‘fat’ when we are have digestive issues that cause bloating or retention which with the right probiotics help us to find our ‘little middle again’ having nothing to do with fat. Daily digestive boosting detox or cleansing with organic eating keeps your body from having to deal with impurities of many kinds (i.e., sugar, colorings, preservatives, etc.)

 

  • Women’s Health and Diet Tip 3 – Know your hormonal system. Pregnancy or Peri-menopause (which can actually begin in one’s 20s), are all changing hormones and digestion glucose levels, adrenal fatigue, and the like demand us to re-balance our body chemistry working with the changes and adjusting accordingly.

 

  • Women’s Health and Diet Tip 4 – Know your metabolism. Of course the best increase for metabolic slow down is adding more weight training workouts into your workouts. My favorite equipment in my home is my total gym. I alternate it during some workouts with my treadmill or motorless elliptical Gazelle with other things every 6 weeks or so to keep it fresh. But the total gym is my staple or anchor in all of my workouts.

 

  • Women’s Health and Diet Tip 5 – Know how sugar or salt affects your body. Digestive changes and stress are major elements. I know it took me 2 years to figure out why my clothes changed from morning to evening, until I discovered my system had developed a sensitivity to salt (since I never even add salt to my food). I noticed I needed to read sodium content on labels now more than fat or carbohydrate content to prevent an ‘allergy type’ bloating reaction. You can’t find much under 100 mg of sodium, but I seek 60-85 mg. The average prepared meal varies from 350 to 750 mg of salt. So, pay attention to how your body responds to what foods you eat. When eating out, take a look at restaurant menus online if available to help narrow down your healthiest entree choices.

 

  • Women’s Health and Diet Tip 6 – Know how stress affects your body. Cortisol is not your friend. I noticed a similar reaction to the salt bloating during a day or week when I felt stress increase or felt my heart rate increasing during emotionally challenging events. Needless to say, decreasing stress has many benefits and working out or physical fitness activity has always been a great stress reliever.

My own 2-year body changing metabolism slowing, where did my flat tummy go since this morning major life job relationship stress re-balancing was a discovery process to figure out what was out of balance and what I needed to do to get back into balance. Let’s face it, life happens – but it does not have to happen in and all over our bodies.

Getting re-balanced is what balanced health is all about. The result – a dress size and a half, adding nuts, (low sodium) cheese, and no salt peanut butter that I’d given up in my ‘25% or less daily low fat intake eating days’ back into my diet and back to my little middle me.

Another key is more targeting since body composition shifts, you have to shift the muscle building to counteract. So at those milestone birthdays who says you can’t wear your college size clothes. I always refused to believe that older meant thick in the middle or weight gain and I’m living the dream! Hopefully you can use some of my experiences and ideas to work into your own total body healthy balance program. Balance and re-balance is the key and I know it works!

Attaining the perfect body is something that most of us could only dream of. A lot of people wallow in frustration over not being able to lose weight effectively. While going on a crash diet does work, it only allows for temporary weight loss. Because you’re depriving yourself of food that your body needs, there is a greater tendency for you to go back to your old eating habits. Ergo, you end up gaining back the weight that you worked so hard to lose.

The magic of a healthy lifestyle

Few people realize that the best and most effective weight loss health diet tip is adopting a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle means eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise.

Yes, good nutrition can get you to the perfect body that you’ve always wanted. Eating just the right kind of food in balanced amounts will not only keep you healthy but it will also help your body’s metabolic rate to improve. The good thing about eating healthy food is that your body gets enough energy for the various processes that it runs daily. The right amount of food also curbs the urge to binge on junk food because the body has enough fuel to run. You don’t feel hungry all the time because your balanced meal makes sure that you get exactly what you need to get through the day. Believe it or not, this is one weight loss health diet regimen that is sure to work.

Sufficient exercise

Add exercise to a balanced meal and you’ll get one weight loss health diet tip that is sure to work. Exercise doesn’t have to mean going to the gym to work out. You can take part in an active lifestyle by engaging in sports or strenuous activities that will allow you to burn the excess calories that you took in.

The best weight loss health diet tip doesn’t entail spending hundreds of dollars in dietary supplements. It only requires you to be responsible for your body by providing it with good nutrition and sufficient exercise.

When it comes to a men health diet, it’s important that you know exactly what you’re ingesting. While deep fried chicken fingers have all of the protein you’d expect to get out of boneless, skinless chicken breast, because it’s covered in batter and deep fried it isn’t a healthy choice. If you love chicken wings, it’s also important to know that in many cases they aren’t baked, they’re deep fried. While they don’t have the obnoxious breading that chicken fingers tend to have, they aren’t much healthier. Instead of ordering in a dozen buffalo wings from your favorite pizza place, buy your own frozen wings at the grocery store, cover them in your favorite sauce and bake them. By baking instead of deep frying, you’re saving yourself a ton of added fat and calories.

Health Diet Tips

Another men health diet tip is to replace regular head lettuce salads with mixed spring greens or spinach. While head lettuce has almost no nutritional value, spinach and mixed greens are super foods that are packed with all the vitamins you could ever hope for in a tasty salad base. When you top it off with fresh sliced vegetables, you’ve got yourself a healthy meal that tastes great. It’s important to remember that when it comes to salads, the base isn’t just a vehicle for the dressing. Choose vinaigrettes over creamy dressings, and when possible try those salad sprays that have only a couple of calories per serving.

When you’re on a men health diet, it doesn’t need to be a terrible experience. Healthy foods don’t have to taste bland and horrible, you just need to know which tasty foods are good for you to eat. Nowadays there are plenty of sweets that can satisfy your cravings without pushing you over your daily caloric limits. Choose items with reduced sugar and fat, and always remember to eat in moderation.