Weight Maintenance doesn’t have to be hard. The principle of weight maintenance is the same as money management. I bet most of you are not in financial bankruptcy now. Ask yourself how you stayed out of financial bankruptcy? The answer is simple: you check your financial statement and then you spend your money accordingly. So how do we stay out of “weight bankruptcy” (=weight gain)? You need to look at your “weight balance statement” (going on a scale to see how much you weigh) regularly. If you do so 2-3 times a week, most likely, you won’t gain weight.
Let me show you how I maintain my weight. First of all, I set an ideal weight for me (165 lbs). I’ll allow my weight to fluctuate between 160 to 165 lbs. On the weekends, I enjoy myself (eating and drinking like everybody else). I tend to gain 2-3 lbs over a weekend. Monday through Friday, I watch my diet very carefully. I eat protein bars (for breakfast and lunch), drink water (green tea) and I do not go out for lunch. I usually eat 2-3 HealthWise protein bars a day (the kind we have in the office. I like them.), with the last one in late afternoon. I eat a healthy light dinner between 6-7 pm. I tend to lose 2-3 lbs between Monday and Friday. Then weekend comes, I enjoy foods again. By doing so, I don’t gain weight and I don’t feel deprived. Often times my friends would ask me why I seem to eat a lot and yet I don’t gain much weight. I tell them how I used the way described above to maintain my weight. If you follow my advice, you won’t have trouble maintaining weight either.