Weight loss is generally about drastic calorie and carbohydrate restriction, and portion control. Maintenance is generally about a food intake plan that gives you the illusion that you are freely feeding, and maintains your weight. Weight loss works well with 200 calorie protein portions – a quarter pound hamburger without the bun, a chicken breast without the skin, 3 eggs, etc. Maintenance works well with permitted food groups – Meat Fruit and Vegetables, or No Flour No Sugar, or Nothing White, etc. Weight loss is about cutting calories. Maintenance is about cutting food choices.
Weight loss vs Maintenance mindsets
on February 23, 2012 | One Comment