Archive | October, 2012

How To Go For Safe Weight Loss

28 Oct

Weight Loss is a very common wish for most of the people now days and this is not for only overweight persons rather it is also popular in normal people for keeping them more fit and give a younger and ageless looks. There are so many theories and practices for weight loss and people have a wide range of options available in market. If losing weight is not that easy then also it can be said that this not that hard also to achieve. Before going for any such weight loss program people must know all the facts and possible effects of weight loss and accordingly they may plan their course.

Losing weight in rapid manner can be a dangerous practice if taken in long term and if someone is trying for it without knowing its effects may find them in a poorer condition than that was in case of overweight. So everyone planning for weight loss must go for a safe weight loss program.

Weight loss program start with the most basic aspects like own willingness of the person and a determination in mind that he can do anything for achieving this whether he or she has to change his life style or food habits or anything else. Then the person has to start choosing the action plan for it. First of all the person should know about how much weight exactly he should lose safely and what can be the safe time duration for it. It can be planned by consulting a professional person who may be a qualified doctor or Dietician.

Weight Loss programs like Medifast Diet are combination of balanced diet plan, change in life style, physical exercises and of course the most important one is the positive thinking. If we go for balanced focus on every aspect then we can achieve our target very safely and within the desired time. We must know before starting all these that when we lose weight very fast then also there is a normal tendency of regaining same or even more weight very soon if not adhered to any post weight loss plans. So it is very necessary to take the plan in totality and not to focus on short term gains.

When we start any such plan then we must consider the other factors like reason of overweight and physical as well as mental conditions. Loosing same amount of weight for two different persons may be entirely different and so it should not be simply followed by every person. A person has to decide his diet plan as well as physical activities as per his body condition and medical background also. Lifestyle also differs from person to person working in different working conditions. If a person has to work continuously sitting in front of computers for most of the time then his diet plans will be different from a person who is doing physical work most of the time.

This is also dependent on the external factors like weather and extreme working conditions like Industrial units where excessive of heat, or heavy machinery or exposure to some chemicals or hazardous materials and the whole plan can change according to these conditions.

Plans are different for males and females and also dependent on age groups and other status like especially in women if there is a post pregnancy weight loss program then it will be definitely much different from that of a normal female. Similarly if a person has any medical history of any disease or any type of surgery in past then it should be discussed with the consultant doctor or dietician. An experienced dietician would answer your health questions that will be of much beneficial to start your diet program. If a person is diabetic then definitely a different diet plan will be offered than a person having a cardiac problem and the both plans may be different from a normal person.

So it is very necessary to understand the complete process of weight loss and its effect in long terms otherwise it may be more dangerous that the problem of being overweight. It has to be under guidance of a qualified consultant only and monitoring all the effects on our body on regular intervals for the best possible results is also very much necessary.




Weight Loss And Eating Habits

21 Oct

Eating or over eating is not always the only reason for gaining excessive weight. There are certain medical conditions that we suffer from (such as hypoglycemia, allergies and inflammation) which in turn would need medication to control the condition, and which can be an indirect cause for a person begins gaining weight or being overweight. Such medication needs to be balanced with other prescriptions that would assist in diluting the weight gain tendencies and / or assist in losing weight.

There are symptoms that a qualified and experienced physician can analyze and diagnose to reveal surprising and interesting facts. For instance, a malfunctioning thyroid is capable of causing cravings that trigger consumption of high fat food. Excessive consumption of salt could indicate mineral deficiency in the body. Similarly, intake of extra carbohydrates and sugars indicate a condition known as hypoglycemia. Steroids and antibiotics if being consumed on a regular basis are likely to cause conditions such as dysbiosis, inflammation and allergies. Dysbiosis is an overgrowth of fungi and yeast.

Some of the supplements and advice that assist in weight loss are described below:

1)  Acidophulis pearls.

2)  Chromium Picolinate in measured dosage is known to normalize blood sugar levels to control binging and diminish cravings for carbohydrates.

3)  Unbalanced hormones could result in weight gain. Essential Fatty Acids helps regulating hormone levels and blood sugar levels

4)  Avoiding liver, sunflower seeds, crab, almonds, grapes, liver, pecans, walnuts and mushroom facilitate weight loss.

5)  Choline and Inositol – both Vitamin B – in prescribed dose help burn fat.

6)  Beta Glucan is obtained from oats. It binds with fat and passes out through the excreta; thus aiding in weight loss.

7)  Constipation results in toxins and thus dysbiosis. Milk of Magnesia contains Magnesium that would keep the bowel movement in prime condition thus preventing weight gain.

8)  Prefer butter, olive oil or coconut oil in your kitchen over margarine and shortening. The former aids in producing good fat and the latter, known as hydrogenated fats are bad fats. Lack of B Complex vitamins in the latter aids in depositing fats in your body and therefore must be avoided.

9)  Intake of carbohydrates should be gradually reduced. Consequently release of insulin will drop and your cravings will diminish. Intake of whole grains containing chromium and omega instead of white sugar, white pasta, white rice and white bread would aid in reducing cravings. White food creates bad fats. High protein snacking is what one should go for which will prevent insulin release.

10)  Drink lots of water so to defeat the cravings to surface. Half a lemon juice in a glass of water helps keeping weight in control.

One of the questions that stare you in the eyes is what is it that can keep me going and help me meet my goals. Here we are looking for motivation. There are some very interesting ideas that can help keep you highly motivated in your resolve to lose weight. These measures have been tried and are therefore proven strategies to defeat the temptations that could stare at you while in company of friends, in a chic café or restaurant or in a mall.

1)  Always follow proven and tested diet plans like Medifast Diet plan as you can find a lot of persons who have reduced weight and this can motivate you throughout the diet course.

2)  Resolve that you would reward yourself a certain amount of dollars when you lose certain number of pounds. The bigger the denomination and the lost pounds, the more you reward yourself. It actually excites oneself to see his or her jar of reward swelling.

3)  Bet with friends and family to set a realistic and reasonable weight loss goal. When you win once, it gives a great sense of achievement and works like miracle and you set more similar goals.

4)  Find out if your locality or workplace organizes fun events focusing on weight loss. A weight loss challenge game is bound to work wonders on the participants. You can find such an event online too. Such events are catching the fancy of the masses. Here prize money is announced for the individual losing most number of pounds or a team that loses most pounds together.

5)  There are firms and / or companies who too give out money if you lose certain number of pounds, or work to bring your body mass index to meet the ideal weight prescribed for your height. Look out for such promotions / events in the media or online and register for the event.