How can I control my food intake to maintain weight loss?

Sharon Richter, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
You can control your food intake to maintain your weight loss by minding your portions. Using chopsticks and small utensils can help, as well as following serving sizes on food labels. Watch registered dietician Sharon Richter, RD, share some tips. 
People who have succeeded at weight-loss maintenance use several strategies to control their food intake:
  • Eat breakfast daily.
  • Eat smaller portion sizes.
  • Eat fewer unplanned snacks.
  • Eat fewer calories overall (especially fewer calories from fat).

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Weight Maintenance

Weight Maintenance

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nd there are lots of different ways to maintain your weight that help make the lifestyle switch easier: eat breakfast daily, load up on fruits and veggies and establish manageable weight loss habits like walking once a day. All of these can be easily incorporated in your healthy weight maintenance plan and keep you from putting the pounds back on.

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