Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Maintaining Your Shape after Shedding Some Fat

A lot of people believe that after shedding your weight and your shape is okay, you can quit the weight loss program. That is very wrong. The lost weight can still be regained. There is a follow up program for people who have shed enough weight. But if you don’t want to go for any of those programs, here are a few tips that can help you retain or maintain your shape.

Leave your diet the way it is. Your diet plan is not only meant for shedding of weight, it also prevents you from taking on more calories. So, the easiest thing to do is to leave your diet the way it is, even after shedding enough weight.

Secondly, learn to stay active. Some people’s job requires them to sit in front of a computer all day long. That would not help you to maintain your shape. You have to do something that would make you burn some calories. If your office is not on ground floor, that makes it easy for you. Then you should make it a habit to run up the stairs. You can run halfway through and complete it by taking the lift or use the staircase completely if you can. That is enough exercise. You have to do it daily.

Try to take what would speed up your metabolism. Increase the quantity of fiber in your diet. You should also take green tea regularly. Both of them are helpful in speeding up your metabolism. Virgin coconut oil is good too. It helps you to burn your calories faster.

Cut down the  late night snacks and the ones you take in between your meals. Learn to avoid any food that is high in fat content. You can opt for skim milk instead of normal milk. Please reduce your intake of candies and chocolates. They are not helpful.
You should take up to eight glasses of water daily. It has been established that the human body needs about eight glasses of water a day. It helps to flush out all the toxins in your system. It will also increase your metabolic rate. Reduce your intake of soda because it also has a lot of calories. Drinking of water helps to prevent over eating.


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