The most obvious is to continue exercising. You might think that you’ve hit a great spot in your weight that you’re satisfied with, and that’s great, but just because you’ve gotten there doesn’t mean you’ll stay there. Your body natural needs to exercise, whether you’re already fit or not. If you’ve already gotten down to a number in your weight that you’re content with, you should still workout. The goods news is, you probably don’t have to continue such a strenuous or long workout as before. I for example, have gotten my weight down by jump roping an hour every day, as well as fifteen minutes of random exercises like sit ups. Now that I’ve gotten to a satisfying weight, I feel comfortable enough to take it down to thirty minutes a day of jump roping, ten minutes of random workouts, and I’ve shortened my schedule from seven days out of the week to five. Remember, if you’ve struggled with weight then you know how hard it is to get it down in the first place. The best thing is to not let it go up again, so always exercise.
Deal With Carbs
There are two types of carbohydrates: Good, and Bad. It’s that simple. Good (also known as complex) carbohydrates are carbs that make your body work to digest them, while bad (also known as simple) carbohydrates just sit there in your belly, and make you gain fat, and therefore more weight. Where are these bad boys hiding? Pretty much every bread, pasta, rice, and potato-gasp! Does that mean you have to give them all up to stay fit? Certainly not! See, there are three ways for going about the this.
First, understand that back in the day, our ancestors had to do a lot more moving and working out than we do now. They didn’t have the luxury of cars and whatnot, so when they ate things like bread, it was basically like a filler food for them, and for most people, it wasn’t a problem because they moved around so much. Their bodies ate up those carbs in a heartbeat, so it would have actually been bad for our ancestors not to eat such carb filled foods. If today on the other hand, you are like me (and a lot of people) then you love pastas and bread and you certainly don’t want to give them up altogether.
So, the first option to make sure you don’t gain your weight back has to do with the exercise thing again; when you eat foods loaded with simple carbs, remember to burn them off with exercise. The second way, is simply to avoid them. If you have really strong self-discipline, you can get rid of simple carb foods altogether (though let me tell you, I once tried it myself for two months and the word “hard” is an understatement). The third way is to not get rid of them, but to merely lower your intake of them. You can still have mashed potatoes or pasts dishes and you don’t have to freak out about them, as long as you don’t have them every day. You can also switch your bread to higher grain bread or bread specifically lowered in carbs. Do you like sweet potatoes? I personally don’t, but if you do, you’re in luck; they’re much healthier than regular potatoes.
The best option for carbs, is probably a mixture of option one and three, because, let’s face it, most people don’t want to eat salad every day all day for the rest of their life.
Some foods, especially when you’re on a diet, can taste very bland. You might already be done with the diet thing, but even normal food can be given a good “kick” to spice things up. Putting on cayenne pepper or hot sauce is a great way to make your meals taste great without the guilt of knowing you put something unhealthy on them. In fact, most spicy foods are good for you, and some with the ingredient capsaicin (found in chili peppers) help to boost your metabolism and help you to burn more calories.
Take Your Rabbit Food First
When dishing up for dinner, most people go for the main course first. It’s best, however, to dish up your vegetable before, and to try and add more of them than you normally would. Taking them first and taking even just a little bit more than “normal,” will probably make it so that you won’t take as much of the main course. Then when you sit down to eat, eat the veggies first as well. This way, you’ll get fuller from the vegetables before you even start on that lasagna or whatever it is you’re having;. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that you’ll probably end up eating less of the other stuff if you nibble on your rabbit food first.