Although obesity has increased all around the globe, but people have also started becoming cautious about their bodies. This is why so many people try to follow all those so-called ‘suggestions’ on how to lose weight found easily on the internet. Most of the time these suggestions don’t work at all. So, we, at ILS Hospitals Bariatric care unit, are going to give you some tips on how to handle obesity effectively, unless you are already obese and undergoing weight reduction surgery is your best choice.
Watch Your Calorie Intake
Diet is the single most important thing that you should follow with the utmost care, especially if you are overweight or suffering from obesity. The number of calories you intake and the type of food you eat has a direct effect on your health and weight. Try to avoid all kinds of refined foods, junk foods, processed foods, etc. They are rich with sugar and fat. High fiber diets such as fruits and vegetables are perfect if you want to lose weight. Not only they don’t have high amount of fat in them but also eating less of them makes you feel full. Especially, whole grains make you feel full for a long time as they release their energy slowly.
But one thing everyone should realize is that eating less or skipping meals does not make you lose weight quickly. In fact, the opposite tends to happen. So, avoid crash dieting at all costs. This will make you gain weight more quickly, along with other health problems. Ask a nutritionist to fix the number of calories you should intake in a day and distribute your food amount over the whole day accordingly.
Count Your Steps
You might be going to the gym every day and putting a lot of effort at least two hours per day, and yet you might get disappointed with the results. We have no qualms over you going to the gym every day to lose weight. But do you know that walking every day for an hour will burn on an average of 500 calories? Walking fast every day in the morning rather than going to the gym is a more natural way of burning your fat and its effectiveness will last a lot longer. In most cases, it has been observed that once you stop going to the gym, a lot of people again gain the fat they have burned. So an easy way to handle obesity is to count your steps every morning for an hour. Set a brisk pace and not a strolling pace, and you will see the effect. You can also do some exercises at home for a half-hour and see the effects.
Try and stay active throughout the day. If you have a desk job, it is a huge reason for your obesity. Take breaks every hour and move around. Don’t sit for a long time in one place. Move your muscles so that blood circulation occurs easily. Use the stairs when entering your building or your workplace. Of course, we are not asking you to climb the stairs of 20 floors. But you can certainly get down on the 18th floor and use the stairs for the rest of the way. Do these small things to stay active throughout the day.
When a person goes well over the line of normal BMI, the only effective way to lose weight becomes weight reduction surgery. But otherwise, follow these 3 ways and you will find a great change in your weight a lot.