Weight Loss MaintenanceFriday, October 21, 2011
The same tactics that help you lose weight wont necessarily help you keep it off. Dr. Edward Hill discusses weight loss maintenance in todays 60 Second Housecall.
Weight loss maintenance is considered successful if you lose at least 10 percent of your body weight and keep that weight off for at least one year.
It is not easy to maintain weight loss. Overall, different skill sets and behaviors are involved with weight loss and weight maintenance. You can help yourself lose weight and keep it off by:
Limiting the amount of food you eat each day
Keeping track of calories and fat grams
Restricting foods that are high in fat and sugar
Planning your meals ahead of time
Eating breakfast every day
Getting adequate sleep, up to 8 hours
Drinking 16 ounces of water before meals
Eating the same on weekdays and weekends
Keeping your healthy eating habits during vacations and special occasions
Adding more activity to your daily tasks
Getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day
Weighing yourself at least once per week, and
Watching less than 10 hours of television per week
For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.