Practices to follow for curbing obesity
Do you think if you are an obese person, all you have to suffer from is a little fun from your friends and colleagues? If so, it’s time for you to seriously wake up and face the sun. Obesity is no joke, and it has grave repercussions. It’s a severe health issue and needs to be dealt with professionally. It brings along a battalion of ailments like hypertension, diabetes (type-2), coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, asthma, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon), and high levels of cholesterol to name a few.
To improve your quality of life, you have to take measures to control your condition of being overweight or obese. It’s not an option for you to take your condition lightly. It’s time to make up your mind for a positive change in your life if you don’t want to lead a life of constant sickness and disorders.
Here are a few tips that can help you control your obesity:
Good Fat Bad Fat
The first and foremost practice that you should start following from today itself is to eat right. In your body, the fat intake and its usage differ, making way for accumulated fat, which in turn makes your weight shoot up. So, eating good fat is essential. Avoid processed, refined, and ready-made food as it has more fat and sugar. It’s a strict no-no.
You should opt for food with high fiber, preferably whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. They have natural sugar in them and being fiber-rich, they make your tummy full quickly, so you crave less and thus your food intake lessens. It further helps fight metabolic syndrome; a condition common in people with obesity.
You can’t Crash Diet
Are you trying to lose weight by crash dieting? Stop now. It’s one of the unhealthiest ways to curb obesity. You being an obese person are more prone to developing prompt health issues. Your old health issues can be easily triggered and you’ll most probably attain new ones by crash dieting. It can easily make your vitamin levels will go down, in turn making you weak and lethargic all day long.
Furthermore, if your dietician makes you follow a low-calorie liquid diet, make sure to consult a professional to ensure safety during the diet.
Workout is a must
If you find it difficult to exercise, sorry friend, but you don’t have an option. Exercising is the healthiest way to reduce weight and keep your body fit. We understand it’s difficult, so start slow. Go for a brisk walk or swimming at first. Start doing house chores or just stop taking lifts and opt for stairs. But you need to start somewhere.
Choose mild exercises in the beginning, then take them to the next level. Hire an expert who can motivate you. Otherwise, join a fun Zumba or aerobics class.
Avoid Sugar Laden Drinks
Most of the drinks we intake in our daily lives are full of harmful sugar, which is our biggest enemy. It leads to immediate weight gain. They hardly have any nutrients. Even the juices and smoothies have a whole lot of sugar levels. Alcoholic drinks are full of empty calories, and they don’t offer any nutrients.
It’s best to stick to water and drinks that are sugar-free like tea and coffee. You can go for green tea, which is full of antioxidants. If you feel low on sugar while drinking water, just add some honey to your warm water. It will also make you feel full, so you’ll intake less food.
Take Small Portions at a Time
Taking a large meal 3-4 times a day will not help your purpose. Stick to eating small portions at a time. This will keep your metabolism high as small parts are easy for the stomach to digest.
No Junk Food
Eating unhealthy junk food can add to the already bad fat you have accumulated in your body. Less on nutrition and high on calories and sugar, junk food is the most prominent source of cholesterol increase. Have healthy homemade meals instead. They are full of nutrition and fibers, so eating a little bit also will fill your tummy quickly.