How to maintain a healthy weight

Maintaining a healthy weight usually comes down to keeping up with a healthy and active lifestyle. With multiple different diets available to us, they are usually only short term fixes that allow the body to lose weight in an unhealthy and unmanageable way.

The key to keeping the pounds off and maintaining your weight is by ensuring you are fuelling your body with all the vital minerals and vitamins it needs to function, along with regular exercise. Incorporating both of these will help to keep the weight off and help you to feel good.

We have listed together 7 top tips for you to follow to help avoid piling on the pounds:

Excercise

It is one of the most obvious choices when looking to reduce our weight is exercise. However, along with maintaining our weight, exercise is also great for increasing energy levels and leaving you feeling great!

Reduce Screen Time

In the new age of technology, it can become very easy to become lazy whilst sat in front of our smart phone or tablets. With multiple games and technologies available to us, slowly the thought of exercise is not the most appealing. Why not try merging the two and finding a fun and innovative way of exercising or eating well through our smart phone? There are plenty of apps available to track what you eat as well as videos introducing new workouts.

Portion Distribution

After a long day at the office with a grumbly stomach, it can be difficult to avoid stacking up our plates with a tasty dinner. However, in order to maintain our weight we need to be careful of what foods we are filling our plates with. Try sticking to a plate with half fruit, vegetables or salad, one quarter a source of protein and the other carbohydrates.

Don't Skip Breakfast

First thing in the morning, food can be the last thing we want, usually causing us to miss the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast can lead to unhealthy snacking all throughout the day, as well as your body feeling tired and sluggish. If you are on an early commute, why not pack in a healthy breakfast you can enjoy at work.

Eating Plenty Of Fruit And Vegetables

Keeping a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables is great for those looking to maintain their weight. Try to eat at least one portion in every meal and when snacking throughout the day.

Stress Management

Stress is known to increase the fat storage!! So reducing stress and doing some stress management exercises can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight.

If you snooze you loose

Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are at risk of gaining weight long term. Getting enough sleep is very important.