Weight Loss Maintenance

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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.

Dr. Hill:

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 following these tips:

Limit the amount of food you eat each day

Keep track of your calories and fat grams

Restrict foods that are high in fat and sugar

Plan your meals ahead of time

Eat breakfast every day

Get up to eight hours of sleep each night

Drink 16 ounces of water before meals

Eat the same on weekdays and weekends

Keep your healthy eating habits during vacations and special occasions

Add more activity to your daily tasks

Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day

Weigh yourself at least once per week, and

Watch less than 10 hours of television per week

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.