Keep [Nb]It Off
Add variety to your exercise routine
Walking daily or taking that Zumba class three times a week may have helped you shed unwanted pounds, but doing the same workouts week in and week out puts you at risk of regaining your weight. Not only are you more likely to lose your enthusiasm to continue working out, you also burn fewer calories because you become really efficient at doing the workout. Mix up your workouts by trying new classes, add intervals to your cardio and get in the weight room to really rev your metabolism.
Spice up your diet
Just as doing the same workout every week gets boring, eating the same dozen meals every week makes for a dull diet. Try three or four new recipes each week, incorporating different spices, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and other wholesome ingredients that make your everyday meals deliciously exciting.
Journal your eating habits
If you weren't journaling your meals while you dieted, you may consider it now that you're in a maintenance phase. Recording the foods and drinks you consume can come in handy if you start to gain weight and can also help you see success factors as you maintain or lose weight.
When your body is sleep deprived, you're more likely to overeat during the day because you're tired or stressed. To add to this diet damage, your lethargic state causes your body to more readily hold on to fat and slow your metabolism. Prioritize eight or so hours of sleep every night to keep your mind and body functioning at their peak.
Weigh yourself once a week
Stepping on the scale every morning can make you crazy since your weight fluctuates from day to day. However, you don't want to abandon the scale since it can help keep you keep track of your weight. Step on the scale once a week or once every two weeks to monitor your weight. In addition, pay attention to how your clothes fit. The number on the scale isn't the only way to know if you're successfully staying slim.