Maintaining Weight After Reaching Your Goal
Weight maintenance is something that confuses a lot of people. They often feel if they don’t continue to work as hard and diet as fastidiously, they will gain the weight back. This is not the case. While you should still count calories, eat healthy food, and continue to exercise you don’t have to be so rigorous.
Weight loss and weight management are still a simple game of addition and subtraction, better known as calorie counting. The key difference is that for weight loss you need to achieve a calorie deficit, as in burn more calories than you take in. For weight management, you simply need to eat the same amount of calories you are burning. Weight management is obviously easier because you don’t need to eat as little or burn as many calories from exercise because you no longer require a calorie deficit for weight loss.