Controlling My Weight – Possible or Impossible?
After putting in so much hard work in losing weight, you wouldn’t want those numbers to rise and go back up on that scale. Even though gaining weight back is inevitable, it’s not a cause for worry. Long-term weight maintenance is definitely possible as long as you follow the steps that we will talk about later on.
It may seem hard to believe. Everyone who you’ve ever gotten advice from to lose or maintain your weight – the media, healthcare providers, from friends or people in your life who tell you that if you just work hard enough, or wait long enough, you will get your dream body. However, science suggests something completely different. We get to actually influence our weight, it’s just that we have no direct control over it.
If you want to have a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a proper weight, being physically active, and eating well are all important steps to take. You’ve come across people who have no trouble losing weight, but the hard part is actually controlling your weight once you reach your desired number, as it demands high discipline and dedication pretty much every day for the rest of your life.
Claudia Carberry RD, MS, a Registered Dietician talks about how there are many important factors to take note of when it comes to controlling your weight, such as keeping track of your calorie intake and offsetting calories consumed with exercise and physical activity. Eating the correct foods and getting the necessary nutrients for your body is also crucial for having a healthy weight and overall healthy body.