I have hypothyroidism and take medication daily. I have struggled with my weight for many years. I have lost the excess weight and regained it many times. Currently I'm at my goal weight and I am just looking for a lifestyle that will allow me to maintain the weight loss. This plan talks a lot about losing weight but what can I change in the plan if I'm just wanting to maintain my current weight?
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Congratulations! The answer is nothing! I am wondering how you got to your present weight and how different your diet and activities were from how you normally eat and exercise? There's nothing in my low glycemic plan to change because the idea is to adopt the new ways of eating and moving permanently.
This is the point of everything I'm writing about. You need to adopt these ideas as habits because it's the way to live at your ideal weight and to be healthy and free of disease. After all, there's no point in losing weight if you cannot sustain the weight loss.
This is actually at the heart of why I created this website and what inspired me to write about the glycemic index and it's relationship to why we store fat. It has seemed to me all my adult life that something was deeply flawed in this notion of eating a special way for a temporary period of time and then going back to "normal eating" and all would be well.
Research on the glycemic index changed all that and brought science to the understanding of weight loss because scientists could see the mechanisms at work in fat storage.
It's not that you want to be number bound or a slave to a certain group of foods but you have to be mindful that there are foods that raise your blood sugar. When you eat too many high glycemic foods, your body is flooded with too much insulin, the glucose can't be converted to energy and it is stored as fat. When this happens too frequently your body becomes insensitive to insulin, the hormone that regulates our blood sugar. All sorts of hormonal imbalances happen making it even tougher to burn fat!
There are many articles on my website which I will point you towards that explains this. But as a practical matter you are going to want to adopt a "thin lifestyle." To sustain your weight loss you will need to live like someone who eats and moves in an optimally healthy way. That means eating smallish portions and mostly eating low glycemic foods.
I would ask yourself these questions:
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