OK, you’ve your Slim Figure, now what?

How do you maintain your new slim figure?  What to do?  If you go back to what you did before you started your “diet” (I prefer the term and the process of healthy eating) you will soon be back at the same weight as before.

So many people lose weight, put it on, lose it again put on even more and so on.

The main thing to ask yourself before you start any eating programme is “can I sustain this and with a few tweaks is this something I can continue to do without feeling deprived?

Tweaks to keep your Slim Figure in check

So you get it right based on the above statement and start your healthy eating; reach your goal weight and then you need to think about the tweaks/tricks you are going to do to ensure you keep it off.  So, what are they?  Below are some ways to keep that well-achieved loss in check:

  1. Drink a glass of lukewarm lemon water first thing in the morning.
  2. Make sure to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. This will help balance your hormones, including the ones that regulate appetite.
  3. Try to leave at least 12 hours between your last meal of the day and breakfast.
  4. Have some protein with every meal.
  5. Up your fibre through eating lots of green vegetables
  6. Have home-made vegetable soup before your main meal
  7. Eat a handful of nuts every day.
  8. Walk or exercise for 30 minutes 5 times a week.
  9. Drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day.
  10. Eat from a smaller plate
  11. When you feel emotional do something else other than eat, go for a walk, call a friend, or take a hot bath for instant.  Always have a contingency plan in case this happens.
  12. Plan your food weekly, batch cook at the weekend if you are short of time in the week and eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and two healthy snacks each day.
  13. Get used to taking at least 20 minutes to eat a meal.
  14. Ensure that every mouthful of food is adding value (nutrients) to your body.
  15. Snack on water-rich foods, such as cucumber, celery, lettuce, radishes, or tomatoes.
  16. Spice up your food with chilli/piri piri.
  17. Always sit down to eat and put the food on a plate. (Buy yourself a beautiful journal and note what you eat, how
  18. Had a big lunch? Make it a small dinner.
  19. Take the stairs rather than the lift or escalator
  20. Park the furthest away in the car park at work or the supermarket.
  21. Don’t be afraid of the good fats in dairy, meat, fish etc. BUT be very wary of added sugar
  22. Always read the labels.
  23. Use plain cashew or almond butter instead of mayonnaise.
  24. Drink green tea.
  25. Munch on carrots or blueberries while eating TV.
  26. When it comes to fruit go for berries or citrus fruit rather than very sweet fruit like grapes or pineapple.
  27. Weigh yourself on the same day each week, if you have put on even a few ounces then decide what you may change the next week (i.e. no potatoes).
  28. And lastly always ask yourself “do I really want this unhealthy food or would I prefer to keep this healthy and slim body”?  That is always your choice.
  29. Weigh yourself on the same day each week, if you have put on even a few ounces then decide what you may change the next week (i.e. no potatoes).