How do you maintain a healthy weight?

When the American Medical Association announced that it now recognizes obesity as a disease that requires a range of medical interventions, the gates opened for the field of obesity medicine. Barely two years later, the treatment landscape has transformed. Linda Lee, gastroenterologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Integrative Medicine, shares how you can make sure that weight loss is sustained for the long term in the Oct. 29 issue of Inside Hopkins. Share some ways you are maintaining a health weight in this week's Hopkins Happenings' Question of the Week.

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Sarah November 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm

I use the app My Fitness Pal to help monitor my calorie consumption. I also exercise 4 to 5 days a week, usually cardio.

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Donna November 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

I joined Hopkins "Weight Watchers at Work" and found the supportive group that keeps me on track. Any good healthy plan can work - there's nothing magic about the Weight Watcher's "point" system - but staying on any lifestyle change takes a lifetime commitment and I couldn't do that alone.

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Ruth November 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

I include weight-lifting and cardio activities in my excercise routine, and try to work out 5 times a week. I limit fat intake to 30% of total calories of all food, avoid foods with high sodium content, and when eating prepared foods, consume only those that have a higher protein than sugar content. Generally avoid processed/prepared foods.

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Andrea November 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

Plain old fashioned discipline/self control and exercise on top.

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Karen November 6, 2015 at 9:02 am

No food is off-limits, but I limit sugar and eat at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. I exercise first thing the morning, at least 30 minutes a day.

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Anne Hodos November 6, 2015 at 8:10 am

I chose a time - 8:00 pm - to stop all snacking/eating and only drinking water. I allow flexibility for special occasions.

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Mary November 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

Love this one! I might try it. 🙂

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