Maintain a Healthy Weight

SIMPLE HABITS FOR HEALTHY WEIGHT MAINTENANCE

Weight maintenance doesn’t have to be a complicated process full of shortcuts and sacrifices – by simply installing a few simple habits to your mealtimes you can transform your journey to lifelong wellbeing.

Healthy weight maintenance is consistently maintaining your body’s ideal weight – not being over or under this optimum weight for fluctuating periods of time. It’s one of the most challenging aspects of our wellbeing, but it brings innumerable benefits to our health. Our organs function more efficiently, there’s a greater hormonal balance, energy and mood improve, aches and pains reduce, and the chance of weight-related chronic diseases is decreased.

Then there are the emotional benefits. When we maintain our ideal weight, we look good and when we look good, we feel great. Our self-esteem is improved, and the happy chemicals are flowing freely.

We encourage a more holistic and sustainable approach to weight management at Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa and recommend that you incorporate the following habits into your mealtime routine:

Stay hydrated
Dehydration is often misunderstood by our bodies as hunger. Keeping hydrated can prevent unnecessary overeating and we suggest that you drink water, at room temperature, consistently throughout the day rather than gulp it in one go.

Staying hydrated also reduces fatigue. When we are tired, we crave sugary foods to help increase our energy and this in turn leads to snacking and tiredness can wreak havoc with our hormones and metabolic rate. At Kamalaya we use an IV therapy designed to effectively kick-start your journey.  The Metabolism Boost formula helps the body to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats as it is infused with B-complex vitamins that are vital in energy production and support energy promotion and cardiovascular health.

Portion control
Delicious food is in abundance and our changing schedules, environments and life stages mean that there will always be fluctuations in our interactions with food. If our ability to practice self-control remains consistent, it will be much easier to maintain weight, and this can easily start with portion control. Simply reduce the amount of food on the plate and stop eating once satisfied.

If you find it challenging to stop eating once full or to decline food when you’re not hungry, it could be a habit that stems from your earlier childhood experiences with food, or it could be a defence mechanism to coping with stress. In this case, we suggest that you consider your relationship in your healing journey using some of these techniques.

Eat mindfully
One of the quickest ways to eat properly is to eat mindfully. Being completely in the moment when we eat means that we take the time to savour the scent of the food, we feel the texture of it, listen to the sounds it makes on the plate, and then we fully taste the exquisite flavours. We acknowledge how our body responds to it and this natural slow down allows our body time to realise that we are full.

We also pay much closer attention to the food we eat, and we start to appreciate higher quality and more nutritious produce, rather than faster food products designed for instant gratification.

Discover some of holistic and detoxifying recipes here and browse the incredible selection of healthy, wholesome dishes available at our wellness resort in Thailand.

Eat calmly
Our digestion functions at its optimum best when it’s in a Parasympathetic Nervous System state. That means that the body is in ‘rest and digest’ not ‘fight or flight’ mode.

Ideally, you could plan your mealtimes shortly after meditation. Meditation restores a state of balance and peace and leads us to greater levels of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. At Kamalaya you can learn tailor-made meditation techniques to suit your personal goals, and this can prepare you for a lifetime of healthy habits.

Stay rested
One of the most profound impacts on weight maintenance is our state of rest. If we are tired, our hormones are imbalanced, and we make less thoughtful food choices. If we are well rested, our metabolism works better and we’re less inclined to snack on fast and low-nutrition food.

Stay active
Actively moving the body not only boosts metabolic activity and burns calories, but it also clears away toxins and improves mood. When we are happier, we are less likely to use food as an instant mood booster. We sleep better, benefit from greater hormone balance and many other factors that contribute to our overall weight management efforts.

There are a variety of wellness programs available at our wellness sanctuary in Koh Samui, such as Ideal Weight and Optimal Fitness – providing personalised and holistic support for your weight loss journey. You may also be interested in our online weight management program Fit for Life available through Kamalaya Connect.

Kamalaya Naturopath Leila Abachi

Written by: Leila Abachi, Naturopath at Kamalaya Koh Samui

BOOK A WELLNESS CONSULTATION WITH LEILA

on Kamalaya Connect
These sessions provide an opportunity to discuss any wellness concerns, as well as review your health goals, medical conditions and reports in complete confidence.


US$ 94
45 minutes

EMBRACING CHANGE WELLNESS PROGRAM
at Kamalaya Koh Samui
Embark on a journey of self discovery as you work with our Life Enhancement Mentors to explore your inner life and emotional patterns.

Choose from 5 or 7 days

RELATED POSTS

RECOMMENDED WELLNESS PROGRAMS AT KAMALAYA

SLEEP ENHANCEMENT

ENRICHED GUT

RELATED POSTS

Benefits of Yoga

Doing just one hour of asanas helped avid posers raise their levels of the brain chemical GABA by 27 percent.

Read More

Why Detox

As the world population grows the number of pollutants in our environment and diets has dramatically increased.

Read More

Advent Calendar

Kamalaya’s wellness team put their best foot forward and came up with a Wellness Advent Calendar to keep you inspired and motivated.

Read More

IV Therapy

When there’s a synergy between scientific and holistic approaches to wellbeing, the benefits are truly transformative. They can be immediate too, such as with IV or intravenous therapy.

Read More

Health, Wellness & Yoga

You can dramatically improve your health and wellness through the practice of yoga.

Read More

Why Detox

“Detoxification” refers to the body’s ability to neutralize and safely eliminate harmful chemicals within the body.

Read More

Burnout Causes & Prevention

So what is the best way of dealing with burnout and stress? Coping means stopping what you’re doing to take care of yourself.

Read More

Functional Health Testing

Functional health testing usually refers to health assessments that help to gain a deeper understanding of your health and predisposition to diseases.

Read More

RECOMMENDED WELLNESS PROGRAMS AT KAMALAYA

RELAX & RENEW

BASIC BALANCE & REVITALISE

BOOK YOUR DAY PASS

(Expected date of arrival should be booked on purchase, in case of changes it can be extended with 24 hour notice. )