Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lose Weight Now, Ask Doctor How.

Rapid Weight Loss isn't the Right Way to Slim.

The reducing business seems to be on the roll. Every third person we meet these days seems to be on a diet. While 'better looks' may be the driving factor for most, obesity related health problems is slowly beginning to force many to take a re-look at their diet and lifestyle patterns.

Is Rapid Weightloss Healthy?

Certainly not is your doctor's advice. Any weight management programme designed for rapid loss of weight, will swiftly swing back again, leading to square one. Most fad diets stay alive only for a short time. You cut down on fats, reduce intake, stop munching between meals, skip a breakfast for 14 days. And when you revert to your regular eating patterns, the flab begins to reappear.

What's the Way to Do It?
You must follow the right combination of nutrition, exercise and right lifestyle. The number of calories you take in and that spent by the body should be balanced. If your intake is more, the excess is stored as fat, about 3000 calories equal kilogram. Hence, if your goal for the month is to lose one kilogram, you must reduce your intake for the month by 7000 calories.

How does One Know This
Today, science is so advanced that every food and activity has calorific equivalents. This helps in determining your weight management programme, quite effectively.

Food and Exercise.
While reducing the intake of calories, its not necessary to stop all fatty foods. The overall calories intake must fall. Drastic changes in eating patterns is not advisable, instead a steady shift in basic eating patterns will do a world of good. Exercising helps to burn the flab and tone up the muscles. Those indulging in sedantry lifestyles must soon become more active, since obesity sneaks up on you unnoticed. And before long, you get used to your paunch and lethargic lifestyle.

Who should Not Attempt a Diet Programme.
Alcoholics, diabetes, pregnant women and those with a history of medical problems, must consult a doctor before attempting a weightloss programme.

Benefits of Staying in Shape.
Prevention of cardio vascular diseases is a major gain. Keeping fit increases your confidence levels, builds a better social image, keeps you active through the day, extends your years and shuts out a lost of overweight related health problems.

Freeze…. and read this now
1> Stop munching while watching television.
2> Reduce alcohol intake.
3> Non-vegetarians remove all visible fat before consuming.
4> Don't keep sitting. Keep moving.
5> Cut down on fatty fried foods and richly dressed salads.
6> Chew food well.
7> Say no to second helpings of generous hosts.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for the general public awareness only. The patient is advised to take proper medical opinion before undergoing any treatment mentioned herein. The author and publisher are not responsible for any consequences thereof.