Long-term program to maintain your ideal body weight
Some weight loss ads often promise more than they can deliver. In fact, the diet plans offered only bring temporal success. You just lose and regain weight repeatedly. In short, having this 'yo-yo phenomenon' is more dangerous than maintaining a stable overweight.
Ideal body weight for men and women is not based on the latest trend, but follows certain measure determined with the body mass index (BMI). In fact, when you understand that your body shape changes naturally, you can maintain your body' s healthy weight in the long run.
- Start a healthy lifestyle
Improve your mindset to maintain your body weight. The motivation of having an attractive and healthy body will also be a real help. Live prudently (plan your daily routine), under control (do not need to hurry), and avoid stress (do not panic). Change your bad habit, for example, stop eating when you are full.
- Choose your ideal diet plan
It does not mean to drastically reduce the amount of the foods intake, such as fasting for certain menus, skipping dinner, or following a popular diet plan that challenges your daily routine.
The ideal diet plan refers to a balanced dietary pattern (befitting daily needs of calories to support your daily activities). Make sure to have a low calorie food (such as low fat food) which is adjusted to your daily dietary pattern. Adjust the pattern until you find the best dietary pattern which can maintain your ideal body weight.
- Plan your exercise to improve your physical fitness
Take exercise regularly. It will help you burn up calories and lose your weight. Take aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming, and gymnastics. If your body weight still increases, try to get more exercises.
- Using drugs under your doctor' s supervision
If you do not lose your weight, consult your doctor to help you reduce your weight with drugs. Drugs usually used under your doctor' s supervision are the ones that can inhibit fat absorption (such as, orlistat), or the ones that reduce your appetite (such as, mazindol and sibutramine). Do not to use diuretics (increase the urine production) and laxatives (make excessive defecation) without your doctor' s supervision because they may be life-threatening.