The Best Way for YOU to Lose Weight
Obesity has become a serious issue. In the United States over a third of adults (about 35%) are obese. Childhood obesity has tripled in the last three decades. Currently, a third of children and adolescents in the country are obese or overweight.
Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of diseases and disorders, including heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, and stroke, and takes a heavy toll on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Here are some of the best ways to lose weight.
A Few Stubborn Pounds (up to 10 lbs)
Many people aren’t obese or overweight, but they could still stand to lose some pounds. Losing just ten pounds can help reduce your risk of stroke and cancer and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Get a bit stricter with your diet. Cut out foods containing high amounts of sugar and sodium. Soda is a big contributor to weight gain, and don’t assume diet sodas are any better for you. Swap out that bottle of pop for water each day. Furthermore, work on your portion control. Instead of eating three large meals, aim for five or six smaller meals throughout the day. This keeps your metabolism up and prevents your blood sugar from taking a dip. Instead of going back for seconds, let your stomach rest for ten or twenty minutes. If you’re still hungry, go ahead and have a little more (veggies especially!).
Up your exercise as well. Even as little as 10 minutes of movement a day can help you lose weight.
Moderate Weight Loss (20 lbs)
Twenty pounds is still manageable on your own without help from plastic surgeons. However, you will need to be even stricter with your diet and exercise regimen. Focus your diet on fruits, veggies, lean meats, and unprocessed grains. Avoid sweets and junk foods.
Make sure you use up all the energy you get from these foods. Some moderate exercise thirty minutes to an hour, three to five days a week should get your heart pumping and the fat burning. Make sure you balance strength training with aerobic/cardiovascular exercises.
If this just doesn’t work, you may want to seek liposuction surgery. Consult your physician beforehand.
Significant Weight Loss
Losing significant amounts of weight is not an easy task and will take a great deal of time. Weight loss surgery may be the best solution. Remember that losing too much weight at once is not healthy and could lead to complications. Furthermore, follow-up any surgery with a proper diet and workout to manage your weight in the long-term.