Whether you’re following the fast metabolism diet journey or Haylie’s other dietary and health regimen, we all have that common goal to lose weight, keep it off , be healthy, and continue living a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes we’re at a loss on what to do next after we’re done following the diet.
Will you be able to eat all the foods that were prohibited during the diet? Can you now indulge yourself in parties and eat like there’s no tomorrow again? Can you not give up your phase-specific exercise and go back to your hectic schedule?
While the idea of going back to your normal routine sounds gratifying, we cannot help but feel anxious about going off track from the diet. It’s because we’re anxious that all of the hard work we’ve done to shed some weight off will be in vain.
How do we ensure ourselves that we’re not going back to our old, unhealthy habits once again? It’s time for you to start developing these weight loss habits!
1. Always take a breakfast within 30 minutes of waking
If you want your weight loss to keep off, you need to keep eating breakfast every day . Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives your body the nourishment it needs in order to survive throughout the day. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will be deprived and it will send emergency hormones to your body that can trigger withholding fat instead losing it.
The catch is, it doesn’t have to be a full breakfast. You can always switch your snacks (a piece of fruit) and breakfast. The most important thing is to fill your stomach with something healthy the moment you wake up.
2. Stop Depending on what the Scale is telling you
Most of us heavily rely on the scale to determine whether we’re losing weight or not. And the moment the scale goes up, we became beyond frustrated that we’re gaining weight. But before you go in panic and started taking drastic measures to shed those pounds again, take a moment to ponder your thoughts.
Don’t enslave yourself with what the weight scale is telling you. The numbers reflected on your scale doesn’t define what’s inside your body. Remember that you might be gaining weight (in scale) but in reality, you’ve gained more muscles and lose fats. Those muscles will enable you to burn more fats as it develops your body to become leaner.
3. Decrease Your TV time exposure
Exposing yourself to watching tv for a longer period of time not only exposes you to a risk of distractive eating but it also wreaks havoc your sleeping habits. Watching on TV’s for a longer period of time promotes sedentary lifestyle instead of using that time to exercise and keep moving.
4. Keep Drinking Water
It may sound like a broken playlist, but we wouldn’t get tired of repeating this rule. Always drink water (half of your weight in ounces) to rehydrate yourself. Drinking water helps in transporting the nutrients all over your body while it flushes the toxins out. It also keeps the balance of salt-water concentration in your body that often causes water weight.