Congratulations! You’ve lost weight! Now, arguably the hardest part of your weight loss journey is keeping the weight off. Unfortunately, many people that lose their unwanted pounds, end up gaining them back.
Don’t let this discourage you! At Bardisa Medical Center in the Miami-Dade metro area, not only do we help you shed unwanted fat, we can help you keep the weight off for years to come, so you can live young longer.
Many people gain the weight back they have lost because of restrictive diets and the lack of sustainable habits. In order to keep the weight off for good, you really need to shift your mindset and focus on changing your lifestyle, rather than focusing on an unsustainable diet. Here are some of our best tips for maintaining weight loss and staying healthy.
Exercise Often: Regular exercise plays an important role in weight management. Not only will it help you burn more calories, it will increase your energy and metabolism, which is helpful for weight management.
Lift Weights: Weight lifting is essential for increasing your muscle mass, so you can burn more calories even when you are resting. While cardio is great, too, it’s important to have a mix of weight lifting and cardio to improve your metabolic rate.
Drink Water: Staying hydrated is key for weight management. It will help you feel full and satisfied and has been shown to slightly increase the number of calories you burn throughout the day.
Enlist Help: Having a support system is key to keeping the weight off because it holds you accountable for your goals.
Track your Food Intake: Those that track their food with a journal or online food tracker are more likely to maintain their weight loss. It will keep you accountable for how much you are really eating and give you better insight into how many calories and nutrients you consume on a daily basis.
Whether you are looking to start your weight loss journey, or are hoping to maintain your progress, Bardisa Medical Center can help. Dr. Roselind Bardisa is a double board-certified medical doctor who specializes in preventative care. Through her weight loss programs, she’s helped clients achieve their weight loss goals and maintain a sustainable healthy lifestyle.