New Year’s Resolutions

Premier Physician Network providers answer Frequently Asked Questions about Being Healthier in the New Year.

Once I’ve Lost Weight, What’s the Best Way to Keep it Off?

Congratulations on your weight loss! Now how do you keep it off?

The best way to keep the weight off is to keep eating healthy and stay active, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Healthy eating and exercise habits to maintain weight loss include:

  • Follow a healthy eating plan. Have a pattern for when you eat with pre-planned meals and snacks. Eat breakfast daily. Don’t skip meals. Try not to overeat because of emotion or stress.
  • Be active. Stick to a routine of physical activity. It could be 20 to 30 minutes of activity – such as walking or aerobic activity – three times a week, or a different routine that works for you.

Everyone is different so talk to your doctor about the best strategy for you to keep off the weight you’ve lost.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Meghan Brewster, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine; Sally McIntyre, MD, Belmont Physicians; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Cindy Smith, MD, West Carrollton Family Medicine; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine