weight maintenance FAQs

weight maintenance FAQs

You've lost the weight . . . now what? Get answers to common weight maintenance questions. expand_more
By dotFIT experts
on October 07, 2008
You may be at a plateau, which eventually happens to everyone. As you get in shape, you become more efficient at burning calories (like getting a tune-up for your car) which means that you burn fewer calories than you used to. More...
By dotFIT experts
on November 18, 2008
No. Weight gain is a result of eating more calories than you burn on a regular basis, not when you eat. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 06, 2008
If you are determined to keep the weight off then you will be motivated enough to do what it takes to maintain. The maintenance phase of weight loss is the most challenging because the excitement of the weight loss experience has come to an end, and the old habits start to creep back. More...
Anyone can boost their metabolism by simply consistently increasing their physical activities, including standing and moving in More...
The goal will be to maintain your healthy weight, which has been an elusive proposition for most dieters. The large majority of More...
If you are watching and controlling your caloric intake, you can probably get away with the minimum recommendation of 150 min/week of what More...
Successful weight losers would be defined as people that lose weight and keep it off for at least 3 years. Successful weight losers/maintainers never More...
Not everybody does; in fact it’s quite common to lose weight when highly stressed. Stress affects everyone differently and that includes how More...
In very simple terms, a high-fat diet cannot satisfy your appetite as well as a high-protein diet when the calories are equal in both. This More...
Yes, but not many. The most popular drugs prescribed for weight loss are Phenterimine (an appetite suppressant) and Xenical, which blocks More...
No, 65% are—and believe it or not, that’s the good news. According to a new study, the majority of the remaining 35% are simply More...
Losing muscle is not generally healthy, slows our metabolism and can be debilitating in the long run when it comes to daily functioning. Therefore the More...
With all due respect, only a 90LB bedridden person would burn so few calories daily. Therefore, unless that describes you, you need to improve the More...
There is no such thing a spot reducing so no exercise by itself will work for your "pooch." Unfortunately it’s going to be all about your calorie balance, meaning you More...
Yes, and it’s very common among athletes, especially bodybuilders and people new to weight training but it requires daily food planning and supplementation More...
Contrary to popular belief, nothing truly significant happens to your metabolism at anytime except in severe starvation when your body fat would be EXTREMELY low More...
You are not alone; in fact, we are all "wired to eat" whenever food is available as it is a leftover survival trait that allowed our species to survive More...
By definition a female athlete should have a healthy body if they are following proper athletic eating, supplementing and training plans. Therefore More...