Joybynature.com Team


Obesity is a global problem. Newer generations are increasingly growing obese and it has reached the point where the government has had to step in in order to curb the growth. The world once had a hunger problem, and by no means has that problem been eradicated, but now the world faces another problem, this uncontrollable widening of the individual. 

There are many, many factors that play a role in weight gain, genetics not being the least among them. But for the many that have the ability and judgement to keep their weight in check, the fact of the matter is that they must. Obesity is a prime cause for numerous life threatening conditions that occur in the late period of life, including diabetes, cardiac diseases and gastrointestinal problems. 

The principle behind weight gain is simple. You put on weight if you eat more calories than you lose. Eating 500 more calories than you did previously will result in a steady gain of a few pounds every week. Eating 500 less will result in the opposite effect. This is a fact that everyone is aware of, but it loses its noticeability in the steady, slow and imperceptible increase in dietary habits. We just don't know that we've been eating more, but we have. Eventually, this comes to a point where we are unable to return to a low-in-calories diet. Much applause must be given to those who do manage to travel fully down that path. 

It therefore becomes necessary to watch what you eat. The saying 'you are what you eat' derives itself from this scenario. What's good and what's bad? What other lifestyle changes should accompany your dietary changes? Are supplements worth it? There are many issues to tackle when you've crossed the mark, but the task is very much possible. 

Let's first take a look at the foods you should and shouldn’t be eating: 

  1. Carbohydrates 

Carbohydrates are the ultimate evil for those attempting to lose some weight. They may be some of the tastiest foods on the planet, which is why they are eaten in large quantities, but they must be avoided because they have too many carbohydrates for safe consumption. Remember, you want to be eating fewer calories than you did before. 

  1. Protein 

Protein is necessary for all individuals, but it is the source of protein that is important here. Avoid all protein from red meat and switch to Dals and products like Soya. They are a far safer source of protein and your heart and kidneys will be grateful for it. 

  1. Sugary Food 

Say goodbye to all soft drinks if you're serious about losing some weight. Most soft drinks contain ridiculously large quantities of sugar and under no circumstance should you be stretching a hand out for them. Not even one. Such products trick the brain to experience a rewarding effect and you'll need more and more to keep yourself satisfied. 

Here are some exercises to accompany your new dietary pattern: 

  1. Jogging 

Jogging and brisk walking are the most effective and popular exercises that can help you lose weight steadily. It’s good for your heart and your muscles and even your mental health. 

  1. Swimming 

Swimming is another exercise that benefits multiple systems of your body, and is an excellent weight loss routine. Swimming gives your heart a workout so give it a try. 

  1. Cycling 

Another cardio exercise with rapid results, cycling is a good choice for those living in an environment that allows for long and undisturbed cycling rides. 

You'll find many weight loss pills to aid your weight loss program. Choose the right one for yourself, but remember to consult your doctor before attempting anything. Those with weight management problems are at additional risk for health complications and no internal substance must be taken without the consultation of a trained medical professional.

Above all, stay determined and work hard. Just as the weight was imperceptibly gained, so shall it be lost. Many have managed to lose hundreds of pounds, which serves as good inspiration.


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