What happens when you are in the middle of a weight loss diet and you need to deal with moving? Should you quit your diet until you are done with moving? Should you postpone moving until you are at your desired weight? Neither. What you need to do is maintain your weight loss before moving, and then continue those healthy habits during your move and after. How to do which while dealing with everything that goes into moving preparations? Don’t worry. Were are here to give you the best ways possible for doing so.
How to maintain your weight loss before moving
Maintaining your current weight loss can mean two things. Either you already have a weight loss plan and you only need to figure out how to maintain it before moving. Or, you’ve lost some weight recently due to circumstances and would like to keep doing so, but you don’t know how. If it is the former, don’t worry. Maintaining any weight loss plan is easy if you plan properly and maintain your discipline. But, if you are not sure how to precisely go about doing so, or you are not sure about your current plan, here is what you need to know.
In order to maintain your weight loss before moving you need to exercise. If by any chase you stumbled upon some weird plan that tells you that you can only eat certain food and not do any exercises, ignore it. By exercising, you are motivating your metabolism to burn calories. The more weight you want to burn, the more you should look into which exercises provide which benefits. But, for regular weight loss program, you can pick whatever form of exercise you like, as long as it elevates your blood pressure. You can hit the gym, go swimming or practice a daily jog. Or, if you want something more complicated, combat sports will help you burn calories as will dancing or powerlifting. Pick whatever is the most fun, and you will see those calories fly away.
People often underestimate how important sleep is. In the modern, success-driven society you can easily see a person that is chronically fatigued from lack of sleep. And, the main reason why they are so is that they do not realize the impact the lack of sleep has on our daily lives. From slowing down your metabolical processes to lowering your cognitive functions. Lack of sleep simply brings down your quality of life, and the longer it lasts the bigger impact it has. So if you want to have a successful relocation and maintain your weight loss before moving, be sure to get enough sleep. Eight hours is the norm, but anything in between six and ten is quite acceptable.
Finally, we come to the last part of our weight loss trio, proper diet. You need to eat healthily. There is no way around this. There are weight loss diets out there that can help you lose a lot of weight in a small amount of time. But, more often then not, they are no long term results. If you starve your body, it will shirk. But, once you start feeding it again, it will revert back to normal. So, avoid diets that are too restrictive. Stick to a healthy diet that will reduce your body weight gradually. This is not as alluring as sheading off tens of pound is a week. But, the effects of it are more lasting and healthier.
How to plan your diet
Sticking to a complicated diet and handling a relocation can be arduous. Therefore, let us look at some diet plans that you should stick to in order to maintain your weight loss before moving. They should give you proper nourishment and energy which will help you make your schedule work for you. That way you will have the necessary time and freedom to deal with moving.
Meat and vegetables. That’s the name of the game. Anything else brings in complications, meal timings, portion sizes, etc. If you stick to meat and vegetables, you will have little trouble. White meat is great, red less so. But, they are far better from any processed “meat” that you can find in supermarkets. A good rule to guide you is that if something is sold in either box or a bag, you shouldn’t eat it. Eat as fresh and as little processed food you can find, and watch your pounds disappear.
Coffee and sugar
People usually have a strong incentive to increase their intake of coffee and sugar when dealing with moving problems. But, if you want to maintain your weight loss before moving, you need to pay close attention to both caffeine and sugar. Avoiding sugar is a must for any weight loss plan. No one can lose weight while consuming sugar. So, it is no surprise that in every weight loss diet it is the first thing to go. Second, caffeine. While caffeine won’t directly impact your weight loss, it will impact your sleep. And, as we mentioned, having a healthy sleep schedule is necessary for losing weight.
Multiple studies have shown that people tend to gain weight while experiencing prolonged stressful periods. They don’t know how to cope and turn to food for comfort. Therefore, it is no surprise that in order to maintain your weight loss before moving, you need to learn how to deal with moving stress. Working with the right movers and planning your relocation on time will tremendously help with moving stress. Plus, if you manage to increase your body strength while exercising, you will see just how easy moving can be.