Obesity

Some Basic Facts for Weight Loss

If you are one of those who are trying really hard to burn those excessive calories, here are some facts that you need to know.

1. Your body works like a saving bank account. When you consume more calories than your body actually needs, the excess is stored as fat and you put on weight. Thus it is important that you eat only as much as your body requires.

2. It is the food that you eat that is converted into fat and that contributes to your weight. So reducing your food intake is certainly the best way to reduce weight.

3. It goes without saying that exercising is the best way to knock off that extra weight. But there are some things you need to understand. While you exercise your body fat may reduce but your muscle volume increases. And muscle volume weighs a lot more than fat so your body weight may go up subsequently. Also exercising may increase your appetite, thereby minimizing the effects of exercises.

4. Reducing your meal by one third of the original quantity can also help reduce weight. But in case you are eating fresh vegetables or fruits, there is no need of cutting down on the quantity.

5. In case you are cutting down on diet to reduce weight, reducing the intake of carbohydrate is better than reducing the intake of protein. The reason for the same is that protein takes longer to digest and thus keeps you fuller for longer.

6. Avoid fatty and food with a high calorific value to the maximum possible. This is the best thing you can do to not put on any more weight.

7. Your cooking methods also play a vital role in weight loss. Whenever cooking food try to steam the food or broil instead of frying. In case frying is essential us a slight spray of oil.

8. Don’t be fascinated by new diet plans each day. Most people are of the notion that the latest diet plan is going to be better than the previous one. This however is not true. Figure out a diet plan that suits your body and don’t go by the latest fads.

9. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of us often ignore this important meal because of our busy schedules. Try not to skip breakfast to the maximum possible.
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