Being overweight nowadays isn’t alien. With all tastes of scrumptious burgers loaded with cheese, and all kinds of fast food just a call away from being at your doorstep, it’s not surprising how number of overweight people is rising everyday.
For women, however, it can be embarrassing to be overweight or obese. It’s always good to have your weight in control not just for appearance reasons, but more importantly for health reasons. Being overweight is the number one reason for cardiovascular disease. It is a huge risk factor along with many others, if not alone, for heart disease. Unhealthy lifestyle, such as consuming fats and carbohydrates more than the daily calorie requirement or a sedentary lifestyle greatly contributes to obesity. The consequences of obesity are vast, it makes a person lazy, hinders normal sleeping patterns, and also makes them slow.
What can you do about it?
When planning to lose weight, the primary thing to change is your diet. Fast food, fried food, foods crammed with unhealthy fats and sugars all makes you gain weight. The easy way to diet is to make a plan. The key to improve your diet in order to make it healthy is to keep your tummy full at all times. Being on a diet does not in any way mean you have to starve yourself. Do this: Eat 6 small meals a day. Why? Because this way you will not feel hungry unnecessarily and munch on unhealthy snacks.
Next thing to do is to eat more vegetables and fruits. Fruits can be more of an alternative to your regular unhealthy snacks like packet chips and creamy sugary donuts. These carry unnecessary calories. Avoid them.
When eating chicken, it’s best to grill it. Eat healthy omega 3 fatty acids found in salmonella. Not all fats are unhealthy. There are healthy fats that we essentially require in our diet to avoid consequences from deficiencies.
Eat an early, light dinner. You should stop eating at 8 pm max. The growth hormone released at night adds fat in your body. Hence, its best to eat long before sleeping.
Weight loss is 70 percent diet and 30 percent exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym or an aerobics class to carry this out. You can workout in the comfort of your home. If you can go for a 20 minute walk every day around the block, that’s good enough. You can also look up a cardio workout on YouTube and follow it. 20 to 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise is a really good kick start. You can slowly build up on it and make it more intense.
Other Lifestyle Modifications
Always take the stairs:
Every little step counts. Forget the elevator and take the stairs at most of the times.
Put an end to fizzy drinks:
Carbonated drinks are loaded with sugar and carbohydrates, and they greatly contribute to weight gain. Replace them with water as much as you can. Drink fresh juices when you crave a drink.
Keeping yourself hydrated will benefit you with not just weight loss, but also makes your skin glow. It makes you alert and helps you focus better.
Go nuts with peanuts:
Make your life simple by just eating a handful of peanuts! This option is way healthier than a packet of chips or biscuits.