50 + Fabulous-5 tips to Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Posted on February 28 2018
Aging usually isn’t something that we long to do, but it’s inevitable so why not do it with grace and dignity? Sustaining a steady and healthy number on the scale is key to making sure your body and your mind continue to be full of life, but sometimes maintaining weight can actually be harder than losing it. Here are five tips to maintain that desired weight in tact.
Eat breakfast every day. By starting the day off with a healthy breakfast, you are telling your body to wake up and start working. According to statistics, those who skip breakfast are more likely to binge on junk food later in the day, thus leading to a downward spiral of bad habits.
Drink green tea. Not only does green tea have superpowers when it comes to aiding in anti-aging thanks to its many antioxidants, but the tea has also proven be a staple when it comes to weight maintenance. The flavonoids in the tea are known to increase fat oxidation while elevating metabolic rate and improving insulin activity. And let’s not forget about its protection against cancer and heart disease. Having two cups a day has proven to help with memory and bone density, which will ultimately allow you to be more active, giving you a better chance at maintaining that desired weight.
Pile on the protein. Because protein is so filling, it has the ability to keep you satisfied longer, which ultimately lowers your chances of slipping up with a snack full of carbs or high in sugar later on. And protein isn’t only used as a main meal. It can be eaten as a snack as well. Boil some eggs at the beginning of the week, and you’ll have an easy go-to bite that will keep you full for hours.
Weigh yourself regularly. Getting on the scale can be a dreadful action for some, but if you want to ensure that you are maintaining your ideal weight, than it is a good idea to check in once a day…preferably first thing in the morning.
Stay focused all week long. Oftentimes, we have the mentality that if we stay on track all week, than we should be allowed to “cheat” on the weekends. The only problem with this is that cheating can turn into a slippery slope and lead us to binge on the junk food that we’ve been restricting.
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