Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss
Having regular low-calorie snacks throughout the day along with regular
smaller meals is a good way to manage your hunger. Plan snacks as part of your
overall calories for the day, and avoid eating unplanned calories.
provides a lot of calories and no nutritional benefit. The number of calories
in an alcohol drink depends on the amount of alcohol it contains. The
following are estimates of the number of calories in alcohol drinks.
Drinking 1 beer at dinner every night adds more than 4,500 extra
calories each month. This is a little more than an extra
1 lb (0.5 kg) of body weight a month. If you
drink, limiting alcohol will help you lose weight.
A meal is more than just
eating food. It can also be a social event, a time to communicate with family
and friends, and a time to relax.
activity helps you burn more calories. Experts say more than 5 hours a week (aim for 60 to 90 minutes a day) of moderate activity can help.
Moderate exercise is safe
for most people, but it's always a good idea to
talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program. Start by doing a
short warm-up, such as walking or riding a stationary bike. And
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.