People have long used weight as a determining factor defining their look. You can hardly blame them when you look at TV and see so many images of slim and sometimes downright tiny people that are happy and successful. It’s easy for us to go overboard when trying to achieve what we believe to be the perfect smaller waist. While we do have to maintain a healthy level of weight, we don’t have to kill ourselves trying to achieve the “perfect”standards we see on television.
It is a medical fact that if you are overweight you put yourself at greater risk of contracting some serious diseases. Overweight people have a dysfunctional metabolism. This causes diabetes as well as a list of potential problems. In many countries in this world today being overweight is an urgent problem medically instead of cosmetically.
Are you seeking a smaller waist? But find yourself overweight? Don’t despair. Fact is if you lose just 5 to 10% of that extra weight you will feel better about yourself. If you are embarking on a weight loss journey it is necessary to understand the basics of this process.
You can’t lose the weight fast and expect to keep it off. Fast weight loss comes back fast as well. When you lose weight fast, most of that weight is liquid and muscular. The weight you want to lose and keep off is fat. An important thing to know is that you can’t burn fat at a rate of more than about 200 g a day. Therefore drugs and diets that promise weight loss of up to 2 pounds a day are not true and can be dangerous.
Many people believe in the efficiency of starving themselves. A starvation diet will give you a smaller waist and a loss of fat but again most of that weight loss will be liquid and muscle mass. Starvation diets also deprive your body of the necessary nutrients. Who wants to be skinny and sick?
When trying to lose weight and achieve a smaller waist many of us resort to the usual diets. These guys can be divided into three groups. The basic diet consists of calorie counting. In calorie counting you determine how many calories you burn in one day and eat no more or even less than that total amount. With this method you lose about 20 to 50 g of fat a day if you equal your calorie intake to calories burned. With a reduced diet, eating so many calories under the number of calories burned you lose between 1500 g of fat a day. Finally with the strict diet you lose about 200 g of fat a day. Do your research and find out which diet plan is best for you this is just an overview of the direction you should be headed in.
One thing I must mention, when you decide to get that smaller waist and choose a weight loss regimen, along with the weight loss it is necessary to reduce the excess toxins and cholesterol that promotes accumulation of extra undesirable fat in your body. A lot of people use medication to take care of this be careful and always consult a medical doctor before taking any kind of drugs. Even medication that is well advertised can do irreparable harm to your body.
It is important to remember to include all aspects of a good weight loss plan, this includes a healthy diet, proper eating habits, physical exercise, and patience. Proper and sustained weight loss takes time but it absolutely is possible. And always when seeking that smaller waist, consult a medical professional before making any major choices.