How to Keep Weight Off: Weight-Loss Tips for Men
Weight loss is only half the battle. Once you’ve reached your goal weight, it can be difficult to maintain the weight loss and avoid packing on the pounds again. Use these men’s nutrition tips to help you keep weight off and break the yo-yo dieting cycle once and for all.
1. Maintain your healthy eating habits. Just because you’ve reached your goal weight does not mean you can go back to your old eating habits. While it’s okay to indulge here and there now that your weight is under control, it’s not okay to eat pizza every day or wash down every meal with some soda. Use your brain – not your stomach – to make common sense eating decisions. “What to Eat vs. What to Avoid” offers more decision-making advice.
2. Don’t let your workout get boring. We know it’s hard to believe, but working out should be fun. If you’ve been following the same workout routine for your entire diet, you’re most likely going to slack off once you reach your goal weight – if you haven’t already given up. Mix things up – take your workout outside, incorporate some strength training or try a new men’s sports nutrition product like a creatine monohydrate supplement. Consistently keeping your workout interesting – and challenging – is critical to keeping the weight off and improving your athletic performance.
3. Try using men’s nutritional supplements. Sometimes, you need a little extra help to keep the weight off. That’s where high-end men’s nutritional supplements can help. Certain proven men’s nutrition supplements like a men’s thermogenic formula and men’s pre-workout supplement can help rev your metabolism and help you burn more calories so that the weight stays off. These aren’t magic bullets, though – you still need to eat healthy and work out regularly for maximum effect. “MenScience Scientific Nutrition Program” explains the role of men’s sports nutrition supplements in further detail.
4. Plan ahead. If you know you won’t have time to cook, consider using a men’s whey protein powder as a healthy meal replacement. Similarly, pack some healthy snacks if you’re going on a trip so that you’re not tempted by fatty airport and/or rest-area food. Thinking ahead can help you avoid diet disasters in the future. “5 Diet Traps” lists more diet situations and pitfalls that can derail the strictest of diets.
5. Weigh yourself once a week. You’re not going to gain back your weight overnight, so there’s no need to weigh yourself every day. Weight gain is gradual – it creeps up over weeks, months and even years. One way to stop weight gain and keep weight off is to weigh yourself regularly. Once a week, weigh yourself in the morning before you’ve had breakfast – any recent meals can throw off the scale by a few pounds. For a more accurate body fat measurement, consider men’s body fat calipers. “Men’s Body Fat Calipers: Why You Need Them” offers more details on this important weight-management tool.
6. Take a picture of yourself. If you’ve been following MenScience Boot Camp, you should know that taking before/after photos is a great way to stay motivated. Pin them up on your fridge, frame them – whatever. Just make sure the photos are easily visible so that you can use them as motivation whenever you feel yourself slipping up. If you don’t know about MenScience Boot Camp, check it out – it’s a structured 6-week plan to help you build healthier habits.
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