Obesity is a chronic disease and a major cause of preventable deaths in the United States and across the world. It is a disease with serious complications.
Overweight people are at risks of many serious health problems as compared to non-obese persons.
Some major health problems resulting from obesity include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and others.
There is no overnight solution to obesity. It requires long-term planning as weight loss requires time.
If anyone wants to lose extra weight, it is important to understand what is really needed. The most effective and safest way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise.
Below are some healthy activities which may help you lose weight.
If you want to lose weight, make sure you become a morning exerciser. The morning walk stimulates the body and triggers it to dissolve fat deposits.
People consider skipping breakfast as a great way to cut calories, however, these people end up eating much more throughout the day. Therefore, have breakfast every day. Choose whole-grain cereals and fruits besides low-fat dairy in your breakfast. Have a high-protein breakfast.
Sugary drinks and fruit juice are the most fattening things. Avoiding such sugary drinks will help you lose weight.
Fresh fruits specially apple, melons, strawberries, oranges and others are very good for your health and help you shed extra weight.
Green tea is a great source of antioxidants and fat burning agents. Green tea speeds up your metabolism, and helps lower bad cholesterol levels in your body.
Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, which boosts metabolism and keeps you slim. Regular use of fresh lemon juice also cures acidity and helps your body keep chronic diseases at bay.
Yoghurt is a good source of protein and calcium. It helps you burn body fat. Use yoghurt, particularly in breakfast.
If you are a fish lover, it will increase your ability to burn fat. Fish is also called ‘heart food’ as it is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids increase insulin sensitivity, which enhances muscle mass that in return increases your ability to burn body fat.
If you are eating out in a restaurant or any party, look for healthy choices like salads, and grilled meat (fish or chicken) with steamed veggies. Some black beans or lentil soup can also be a good pick.
Avoid unhealthy, fried, processed, and oily food.
Note: Above mentioned weight loss tips can only work if you are motivated.