Whether you eat African foods or not, you can benefit from the weight watching tips provided here to help you maintain your weight, or indeed loose weight for a healthier you.
Research have consistently shown that deliberate attempts to loose weight in individuals can dramatically improve one's chances of good health and long life by up to 30 percent (American Annals of Internal Medicine).
We have invited our in-house weight lose medical doctor for professional advise. Follow these top tips to lose weight! Get ready to improve your health even as you enjoy the delicious goodness of African foods.
About 1 out of every 3 persons in the UK are either over weight or obese. For some reasons, women are often thought to have problems with their weight than men. That is not true. According to the Office of National Statistics in England, more than 45% of men in the UK are overweight compared to about 33 percent of women. So the problem with weight here concerns both males and females.
While eating too much and doing too little or no exercise is just the right recipe for weight gain, there are quite a few persons who are over weighed or obese due to no fault of theirs. This may be genetic.
With the right type of food and exercise, you can still enjoy life to the full without adding a stone or pound to your weight. If your weight is more than the expected for your height, you are overweight, or may even be obese.
Whatever is the cause of your weight problem, there is solution. All can work towards losing weight. See how these weight watching tips will help prevent gaining weight, and even loose weight.
But before we dwell on these weight watching tips, how can you tell if you are overweight or obese in practical measurable terms? What are the effects of putting on too much weight? And what are the causes of weight gain we often do not give attention to?
Being overweight or obese should not just be measured based on what others say, or what you think. Every one have a right range of weight bracket that he or she should be in. It is dependent on how tall you are.
In medicine, doctors call this your BMI or Body Mass Index. It is defined as the body weight in kilograms (Kg) divided by the square of your height in meters (m).
You can calculate your BMI by thus taking your weight in Kg and then your height. Multiply your height by your height (for example 1.8m X 1.8m = 3.24m) and then divide your weight (for example 80Kg) by the result (i.e. 80Kg ÷ 3.24 = 24.69).
Normal weigh should be within normal BMI range should be 20- 25Kg/m2.
Overweight is said to occur when your BMI is within 25 – 29.9Kg/m2,
Obesity exists when BMI is greater than 30kg/m2.
Most people realize they start gaining weight after the age of 20. This is because maximum body weight is achieved between the ages of 20 -40 years. In men, the body mass starts to rapidly decrease there after, but may remain stagnant in women till 55 years of age.
After the age of 40 then, the amount of food eaten needs to be reduced, or activity increased or both combined to maintain or reduce your weight.
If you notice you are loosing weight rapidly without decreasing your food intake, altering your diet, or increasing your exercise levels after the age of 50, please see your doctor. An unexplainable weight loss is extremely suspicious of an underlying illness.
As said earlier, some people gain weight for no fault of theirs. But for the majority, the following are reasons why they may be piling on weight. So please watch out and do not become a victim of these counters to weight watching tips. They include:
Large amount of the fat is stored, and not burned.
The human and material cost of overweight and obesity are staggering. It also impacts greatly on the government and public services. The UK government estimates are that over £4.2 billion is spent yearly in the National Health Service (NHS) alone, to deal with problems of obesity. This does not take into cognizance losses from unemployment, days off from work due to obesity related illnesses, family and relationship break down, accidents, e.t.c, e.t.c, from this malady.
In terms of direct personal cost, the following can be said to be true problems one can experience due to being excessively overweight or obese, thus need to apply the weight watching tips here prescribed. They include:
The list is almost endless. Believe me, what ever you can do to avoid becoming obese is worth it. It you are already over weight or obese, do not despair. You can overcome this with determination, hard work and persistence. Do not allow a few relapses to discourage you. It is a battle you can win. Yes we can! Take up and implement our weight watching tips.
Or rather, we should start with how not to loss weight. Some who want to loose weight start by starving themselves. After, they go back and eat as much as they have missed eating before now.
Going on a short term diet is certainly not an effective way to losing weight in the long term.
Use of weight losing drugs and drinks are also not proven to be effective means of losing weight in the long run.
Time tested and honored weight watching tips as well as weight loosing techniques basically involve no more than the following:
They help to maintain what doctors call the glycaemic index of your blood, thus helping to maintain near constant, your sugar level, thereby your brain does not start requesting for food sooner than you finished eating. Avoiding processed or refined foods like sugary foods, chocolates, biscuits is good idea.
Also eat food with lean protein like dried fish and beans cooked with very minimal oil. These also help maintain your sense of satisfaction for a longer time.
In summary, your weight watching tips are: eat complex carbohydrate, eat regularly, reduce fat in your meals, exercise weekly, keep a food diary and see your doctor for any further concern.
We hope this expert weight watching tips from our doctor helps. Please get back to us if you have comments, concerns or contribution on this topic. You can read even more tips on how to loose weight and conquer obesity.
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