Regaining Weight? Here’s What You Can Do and How LIVology Can Help!
You’ve done it, you set out to lose weight, maybe you even did the 30 Day LIVology Challenge and you lost weight. Now it’s been a few weeks and you’re noticing the scale is creeping up slowly or those pants are bit tighter. Why the weight regain?
The fact is, your body quite literally fights against losing weight, explains Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., executive director for the Global Obesity Prevention Center at John Hopkins University. Ironically when you start losing those pounds, your body goes into survival mode. It wants to protect you and keep the fat so it slows your metabolism down to fight the weight loss. That’s why it is important to keep your routine going but to change it up a every few months.
Here are just a few things you can do to help stop your weight regain:
You’re Drinking With Your Meals
Do you find yourself having a glass of wine or beer when you eat? We know that drinking alcohol leads to weight gain, but did you know that even small amounts of alcohol drastically cuts the amount of fat your body burns?
We’re not saying you can’t have a beer or wine but drinking with a meal, studies have shown to lead to overeatting. So put down the liquids and just focus on eating the food in front of you. Our tip is to not consume any liquids a half-hour before your meal and wait at least 30 minutes after a meal too!
You’re Not Sleeping Enough
Sleep affects the number on your scale, In fact, an analysis of 28 studies published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who slept an average of 3 to 5.5 hours a night ate an extra 385 calories the next day compared to people who got 7 to 12 hours of sleep. It was also found that the food they did eat, tended to be higher in empty calories.
When you sleep less, the higher your hunger hormones get and the more prone you are to make unhealthy choices. Ideally, your body needs seven to nine hours of sleep per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Be Aware of Your Carb Intake
Eating too many refined carbs, such as white bread, pasta and fruit juices, can be detrimental to your weight maintenance goals.
These foods have been stripped of their natural fiber, which is necessary to promote fullness. Several studies have found that, in some cases, those who follow low-carb diets after weight loss are more likely to keep the weight off in the long term!
Drinking water is KEY for weight maintenance for a few reasons.
Not only does it promote fullness and may help you keep your calorie intake in check but drinking water has been shown to slightly increase the number of calories you burn throughout the day!
This Isn’t A Trend, It’s a Lifestyle
Staying healthy is a long-term process and will evolve as your body changes and ages. One of the best things you can do is keep holding yourself accountable. Many of our users who have signed up with SmartShip are seeing their results continue or help them maintain their goal weight.
Disclaimer: This blog contains general information about health, diet, and lifestyle. Any information provided should not be considered or treated as medical advice and always consult a medical professional before making any lifestyle changes. Products and information mentioned are not intended to be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice, or treatment.