What 'food rules' or 'life rules' do you live by to maintain your weight?



  • srcurran
    srcurran Posts: 208 Member
    Calories in< Calories burned. And 10,000 steps a day.
  • chelseascounter
    chelseascounter Posts: 1,283 Member
    Over guesstimate the calories of foods I'm unsure of
    Use a food scale
    Use a bathroom scale
    Drink 3 liters of water a day
    Only eat when I'm hungry, not bored
  • annette_15
    annette_15 Posts: 1,657 Member
    Hit 100g of protein every day
    Adjust calories depending on activity
    If jeans get tight, start dieting

    Thats pretty much it...lol
  • rankinsect
    rankinsect Posts: 2,238 Member
    I plan my meals in advance, and I follow the plan.
  • giasbash6260
    giasbash6260 Posts: 60 Member
    - Wake up every morning and go STRAIGHT to the gym.
    - No sugar AT ALL, ever (I actually cannot digest it, so this intolerance makes it VERY easy to not consume sugar)
    - Drink lots and lots of calorie-free liquids
    - Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes are a must
    - Animal protein (salmon/fish, chicken, turkey) the focal point of every meal
    - I got rid of the scale 5 years ago. I don't define myself by a number
    - I don't eat breakfast
    - I have a standing desk so I don't sit in front of my computer all day (I allow myself to sit after dinner, ha) - This had helped my back A LOT!!
  • alias1001
    alias1001 Posts: 634 Member
    Track (mostly) everything.
    Weigh-in once a week.
    Don't skip workouts because I don't feel like it. 5x / week
    Eat healthy meals with one element I truly enjoy in moderation. Salad for lunch? Better have a serving of feta or something like that.
  • Jesusjohnjames
    Jesusjohnjames Posts: 378 Member
    Fast one day a week. Double my workouts in Saturday!
    Burn off what i eat.
  • Jesusjohnjames
    Jesusjohnjames Posts: 378 Member
    Fast one day a week. Double my workouts in Saturday!
    Burn off what i eat.

    Stay in the 155-160 range.
    Would love the 150-155 range tho
  • Tiptoetherat
    Tiptoetherat Posts: 54 Member
    I workout atleast 5 days a week
    I workout atleast one hour per gym visit.
    I try to avoid eating out, period.
    I try to avoid eating good tasting food.
    I weigh myself every day.
    I reward myself for each goal reached. (next reward is new ink).

  • suzely0530
    suzely0530 Posts: 150 Member
    I weigh myself daily

    Sleep well and takes naps on the weekends

    Don't forget to eat a healthy snack in between meals

    Remember "everything in moderation"

    Drink a lot of water

    Log everything I eat and drink

  • Donnamar86
    Donnamar86 Posts: 14 Member
    I make sure i eat dairy, grains, fruits and veggies moderately and make sure i work out 2-3 times per week (at least). If i eat sweets or anything bad, i try to remain under my daily calorie count and plan to work it off.
  • stealthq
    stealthq Posts: 4,298 Member
    In maintenance, I loosen up my tracking. I still log everything, but I'll guesstimate on low cal stuff I'd have weighed otherwise.
    I try to eat lower cal during the week because I know that there'll be probably be unexpected tastiness over the weekend. That way, I can indulge a bit.
    I keep up with exercise. Actually, I do more because I recover better when I'm well fed.
    I weigh at least every couple of days and tighten up my logging, etc, if I'm more than a couple of pounds over. Needless to say, I've yet to find myself a couple of pounds under :tongue:

    Funny, I was way more uptight about bulking than maintaining. I guess because I was putting in a lot of effort, I really wanted to see a good result.
  • JanetMMcC
    JanetMMcC Posts: 410 Member
    Clearly, I disagree with Carnhot about legitimate chocolate. :) If one has 150 to 200 calories remaining at the end of the day, whatever you choose to use them for is legitimate. Me, I find that keeping half an eye out for a couple/few squares of Really Good chocolate as a day's-end treat helps me stay within bounds.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    Simple: Don't eat more than my body needs.

  • 85Cardinals
    85Cardinals Posts: 733 Member
    Never eat at a place called Mom's.
    Never play cards with a man named Doc.
    Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.