Top 10 Healthy Weight Maintenance Tips

10. Don’t DIET!
You want to make healthy changes something that you can continue with the rest of your life.

9. Write it down.
Keep yourself accountable for what goes into your body.

8. Eat early and often.
The best way to keep your metabolism revved and energy up is to eat small meals and snacks every few hours.

7. Plan.
It is a GREAT idea to have healthy snacks on hand at all times.

6. Avoid temptations.
Out of sight…out of mind is a great rule of thumb here.

5. Eat S-L-O-W-L-Y.
So often we devour our food in less than 10 min and barely have time to savor it. Your body doesn’t have time realize its full and it is very easy to overeat when eating too quickly.

4. Post workout FUEL.
Remember what you eat after a tough workout is even more important than what you eat before.

3. Have a professional design a REALISTIC nutrition plan.

2. Schedule your exercise as if it were your job or an actual wellness appointment.

1. Think Fit and Healthy.
Remember that you must fuel your body for success and focus on being strong and healthy. You want to try and maintain or gain muscle mass while lowering body fat for overall health. Think strong and fit!

Article by: Megan Hovis, a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer with UpGrade Lifestyle. She has a passion for running and is an Olympic Trail qualifier in the Marathon distance running event.