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Things To Think About To Help You Maintain Your Ideal Weight

Jan 24, 2008
There are lots of articles you can read on article sites like Ezine Articles that contain information on how you can lose weight. But there are actually very few articles around which provide you with what you should be doing in order to maintain your ideal weight once achieved. This is even more important for us as we get older.

Once we reach our forties actually being able to stay in shape becomes a lot more difficult compared to when we were in our twenties. So actually trying to maintain the ideal weight for our body size and shape becomes that more difficult to achieve. In this article we provide you with 5 things that you need to consider if you are looking to maintain your ideal weight once you start to get into your forties.

1. Although dieting is ideal for helping a person to lose weight, it is not effective in helping us to maintain our ideal weight once we have lost those additional pounds. Rather than reducing what you eat each day as you get older you should be planning to eat between 5 and 6 little well balanced meals every day. By doing this you are making sure that your body is still getting the nutrients it needs to remain fit and healthy but it will also help to maintain a good metabolic rate as well.

2. Many people as they grow older will fail when it comes to maintaining their ideal weight because they are constantly having negative thoughts about the way they look etc. However by remaining positive and upbeat a person will find it much more easier to maintain their weight levels and will help them to stay motivated once the weight has been lost.

3. Certainly low fat products are an essential part of everybody's diet today. However we still need to eat omega 3 fatty acids in order for our bodies to function correctly. Often the best way of getting such fatty acids in your body is through consuming fish oil or flax seed oil. Remember it is these fatty acids which will further help your body to burn off the unwanted fat it has. So if you are keen to maintain your ideal weight once reached after a weight loss program you should try to eat some type of cold water fish, such as say Salmon three times each week. But if you are unable to do this then take an omega 3 fish oil supplement every day instead.

4. Although you may have the perfect diet contain the right kinds of foods, you could actually find that maintaining your ideal weight is difficult if you are drinking lots of soda. The big problem with these kinds of drinks is that they contain high amounts of calories in them, but they actually prevent your body from absorbing calcium which it needs. Therefore if you are really keen to maintain your weight at a healthy level you need to cut back or eliminate these kinds of drinks from your diet. Instead you should be aiming to drink more water (pure).

5. Doing some form of aerobic exercise along with having a good diet is crucial for helping you to maintain your ideal weight. But if you really want to make sure that you are burning off fat that is unwanted then try and arrange to lift weights on average 3 times each week. The great thing about lifting weights is that they will help you to increase your lean muscle mass which is perfect for helping your body to get rid of fat that it would normally store.

Certainly by keeping the above points in mind a person once they have reached their ideal weight in order to maintain it. Hopefully by remembering these you should soon find yourself maintaining your weight more effectively in the future.
About the Author
Once you start thinking about how you should be keeping fit and healthy as you grow older it is worth your time checking out Middle Age Fitness. A site set up by Mark and Allison Thompson who are both in their 40's and who now realize how important maintaining a healthy life style is.
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