It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Exercise & Fitness Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-08-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 33
shay34 HB User
Now That I Have Lost The Weight.....I Need Advice On Maintaining Please...

I have lost about 85 pounds and now need advice on how to maintain my current weight of 155 pounds. I lost the weight by eating low carbs and low fat. My diet consisted of meat, green veggies, and fruit. I want to start adding back other healthy foods but dont want to end up putting weight back on. Can someone help me figure out a good balanced diet that will maintain my current weight. I do cardio 30 min 5 days a week and weight train 30 min 2 days a week. I was doing an hour of cardio at least 5 days a week but now that I've lost the weight I cut it down to 30 min. My goal at this point is to maintain and tone up. Thanks

 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
JulieDe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 232
JulieDe HB User
Re: Now That I Have Lost The Weight.....I Need Advice On Maintaining Please...

Shay, first of all- congrats!! Great job!! I am still losing but know how the process is. I am on Weight Watchers and their maintenance process is to add back points (for you foods) and fine tune the points until you aren't losing any more. I would just slowly add foods back and watch the scale and keep an eye on how your clothes fit. Again, congratulations!!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-08-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,591
Naxis HB User
Re: Now That I Have Lost The Weight.....I Need Advice On Maintaining Please...

Grats on success so far! Just slowly add foods back into your diet (maybe 100-200 calories a day at a time), but NO JUNK. Keeping it clean will help you keep the weight off. Add some healthy fats like nuts, nut butters, avocado, olives and olive oil - in small amounts of course. Your body can use higher good fat quantities in the absence of carbohydrates. In general, stay with the way you have been eating. It sounds very healthy. If you can keep the dietary change indefinitely, you can keep that body indefinitely. I don't know if you counted calories at all before, but it might be a good time to check where you're at. As a rule of thumb, maintenance calories are about 12-13x bodyweight per day. Keeping a food journal for just a few days will help you to get a grasp on where you're at and what (if anything) you need to change.
Be aware that if you add some carbs back into your diet, you may see some initial weight gain. This does NOT mean it's fat. Carbohydrates in the body hold more water, so what you see at first is just water weight in the muscles and organs and such. Do not panic.
__________________
Keep your body lean, your blood clean and your mind sharp. -Rollins

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
addicted to Percocet Somebody please help me. lisa731 Addiction & Recovery 58 09-03-2011 07:50 PM
advice for GAINING weight? kelseyxshae Diet & Nutrition 2 01-22-2010 03:46 PM
Maintaining Abs W/out Weight Loss CandyLR26 Exercise & Fitness 2 08-19-2007 11:39 AM
Lost Medical Benefits Need 2 Vent Fabrashamx Pain Management 21 01-14-2007 09:44 PM
Problem with maintaining weight, please help. friedrice683 Open to All Other Health Topics 2 08-19-2006 06:56 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:19 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!