Weight loss can be said to be a reduction in full body mass, usually due to loss of fluid, body fat or tissue or lean mass, which includes bone mineral deposits, tendon, muscle, as well as other connective tissues. It could either be due to an underlying disease or unintentionally due to malnourishment, or might even occur from a conscious effort to improve an actual overweight or obese state.
Modern western lifestyles are usually the reasons for the current obesity and associated chronic disease pandemics in the general populace and, from the perspective of social scientists, it is thought to ignore the deeper social, economic, and environmental determinants of both lifestyle and disease.
Lifestyle and work habits partially determine how many calories we consume each day. For someone whose job requires heavy physical labor, more calories will burnt in a day than someone who sits at a desk most of the day.
There is a market for products which “claim” to make weight loss easier, cheaper, or less painful. They package books, DVDs, CDs, creams, lotions, pills, rings and earrings, body wraps, body belts and other materials, fitness centers, clinics, personal coaches, weight loss groups, and food products and supplements. It is known as the weight loss industry.
The weight loss industry is made up of half-truths as well as false facts, people tend to do some scary things in the name of ‘losing weight’ to which most don’t even have scientific proof to back it up.
This now in turn usually begs the
question how to does one lose weight, how does one get rid of the excess fat
and live a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few quick weight loss tips that would
put your life on the right track:
Getting a goodnight’s sleep
Many studies have shown that less than5–6 hours of sleep per night is one of the biggest reasons in
Also, there is an increase in the production of cortisol and insulin
Eat More Vegetables and Fruits
Vegetables and fruits have
Studies have shown that people who tend to eat vegetables and fruits
This helps boost your metabolism, acts as an appetite suppressant and cleanse your body of waste. Drinking more water helps your body stop retaining water, causing a loss of extra pounds of water weight, also because water is an appetite suppressant, having it before meals can make you feel fuller, therefore reducing the amount of food you take in.
Physical activities / Exercises
Such as weight lifting, helps increase the strength, tone and amount of muscle you have. Having high amounts of muscle also increases your metabolism, thereby helping you burn more calories even at rest.
This also helps prevent the drop in metabolism that happens along with weight loss. While the effects of exercise
Weight loss solutions
This include spills, drugs
They tend to work via one or more of these methods:
- Increase fatburning, making you burn more calories
- Reduce appetite,making you feel more full so that you eat fewer calories
- Reduceabsorption of nutrients like fat, making you take in fewer calories
If someone intends on losing weight,
they should be aware of their intake each day, and one effective way to do that
is to log every item consumed, in either a personal journal or an online food
The most important part is to cut back on starches and sugars, which in turn reduces your appetite, lowers your insulin levels and makes you lose weight without hunger. Studies have shown that refined carbs can cause a spike in blood sugar rapidly, leading to cravings and increased food intake a few hours later. Eating carbohydrates is strongly linked to obesity, but if however you are still going to eat carbohydrates, make sure to eat them with their natural fiber.
How fast should you expect to lose
weight? Most fitness and nutrition experts agree that the right way to lose
weight is to aim for a safe, healthy rate of weight loss of 1 to 1.5 pounds per
week. Adjustment of eating habits along with constant exercise is the most
effective way to lose weight over the long term and is also the ideal way to
ensure that the weight stays off.
On the other hand, short-term dramatic weight loss is rarely healthy or sustainable over time. While extreme diet may result in rapid weight loss, such quick weight loss is usually unsafe and is almost impossible to maintain for most people. When food intake is severely restricted (below approximately 1,200 calories per day), the body begins to adapt to this state of poor nutrition by reducing its metabolic rate, potentially making it even more difficult to lose weight. This also happens when dieters engage in fasting or skipping meals.