Losing weight is no doubt a tough task to accomplish, but what is even tougher than losing weight is to maintain the healthy weight and avoid gaining it back again. Continue reading to know how to lose weight and keep it off for ever.

Crowd Out Instead Of Cut Out

The first step when formulating a long-term weight loss plan is to crowd out instead of cut out. This means instead of making a list of things not to eat, make a list of things that you must eat daily. After eating and drinking all of the healthy foods on your list, such as fruits, vegetables, seafood, poultry etc, you won’t have space for unhealthy stuff, such as junk food, chocolates, sweets etc. However, remember your body requires a certain amount of foods that are not deemed to be that healthy, such as sweets and chocolates, so it is good to consume a small quantity of these foods as well on weekends.

An Apple A Day

It is a famous saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but did you ever wonder how? Apple is rich a rich source of healthy fiber called pectin, which slows down the digestion process, keeping you feeling fuller for longer. This helps reduce your calorie intake, thus melting down the extra pounds that you may have put on because of bad eating or living habits. So if you want to lose weight and keep it off, it is recommended you eat an apple daily.

Drink Eight Glasses Of Water A Day

Drinking plenty of water also plays a key role in maintaining a healthy weight. You should drink at least eight 8 glasses of water a day. Pre-loading is also suggested to those who are slightly overweight and want to get rid of those few extra pounds. Pre-loading is a technique where you drink water before a meal to fill up your stomach, so that you get full faster and don’t each much. A scientific study concluded that people who drank two cups of water before a meal lost 5 pounds more fat than those who did not drink water before eating.

Replace Dairy Milk with Non-Dairy Milk

Nutritionists believe that since dairy milk is designed to nourish a baby calf, it is highly rich in calories and nourishing hormones which help the baby calf put on thousands of pounds within months. But since adult humans do not need these calories and growth hormones, they should avoid consuming dairy milk. To compensate for the nutrients that you miss by avoiding dairy milk, it is recommended to switch to non-dairy alternatives such as soy, rice or almond milk.

Substitute animal products with plant based foods

Most animal products, especially beef, contain high levels of unhealthy saturated fat, which make you gain weight. So if you are a weight water, switch from animal products to plant based foods, which are rich in healthy nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals and fiber.