Whether you’re actively working toward a weight loss goal or losing weight for health reasons, you may already be thinking—or worrying—about strategies to maintain your weight loss. The best way to keep off unwanted weight is to stop thinking about eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise as temporary and to start thinking of them as a way of life.
Eating well, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly are four basic lifestyle changes that can help you maintain weight loss and feel good—for life. However, some people need extra help and guidance for jumpstarting their weight loss and maintenance goals. That’s where we come in. When you work with the weight loss specialists at The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss, we’ll help you improve your health through medically managed weight loss programs and boost your confidence through effective weight maintenance strategies you can do at home.
Four strategies to maintain weight loss
Once you’ve achieved your goal, it’s important to maintain weight loss with healthy strategies including:
- Participate in a medically supervised weight loss program
Medically supervised weight loss programs, like our Quick 20 program, can provide healthy strategies for weight maintenance once the weight is lost. It also provides personal training and behavioral health educator sessions to help reframe your way of thinking about weight loss.
- Maintain a healthy diet
Remember to “eat the rainbow” by including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. Dark, leafy greens are nutritious companions to lean proteins and whole grains. Try to limit or avoid things like complex carbohydrates, sugar and unsaturated fats.
- Get plenty of exercise
We recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week, however, the more you exercise, the easier it is to maintain weight loss. Though it is important to include weight training into your routine, you don’t have to go to the gym every day. Exercises can include walking, hiking, biking or swimming.
- Start meal planning
Plan your weekly menu and shop accordingly, so you’re prepared with a healthy, nutritious meal when you get home late from work or after school activities.
For effective treatment programs for weight loss in Sacramento, contact The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss at 800-815-4881. We’ll develop an individualized program so you can live a healthy lifestyle, shed unwanted weight and keep it off.