Scientific Weight Management
15 Feb' 16

Scientific Weight Management

Fit ON, Fat OFF!

There was a time when fad diets, extreme (unsupervised)fasting, hot belts, ‘magic’ slimming powders and potions; held a fond spot in the lives of the weight loss ‘wanter’. The never ending battle of the bulge is one that is here to stay; given the substantial, negative effects our lifestyles have caused. But we can take some relief in knowing that the collective focus today, is more on long term, scientific weight management objectives than the previously favoured shortcuts.

Here’s a quick look at tested, scientific weight managementmeans that one can follow to live healthy.

1. Eat your breakfast

The key to losing weight and staying in shape is by eating breakfast. A healthy breakfast keeps your blood sugar and hormone levels stable enabling your metabolism to stay at a higher level, thus burning more calories.

2 Write it down

Noting down your food intake; on your phone, via an app; laptop or even in a diary, helps you to track your habits and makes you a little more conscious of your goals and keep you motivated.

3. Exercise a little- EVERYDAY

You’ve heard everyone say it; all the time and that’sbecause exercise burns calories and suppresses the appetite. 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day is all you need to get started and then your body will push you to do a full 60 minutes of exercise gradually.

4. Never go more than 4-5 hours without food

Do not skip meals as it could push you to binge on junk.Ensure that you eat 3 meals per day to control your hunger and manage your appetite.

5. Do it slowly

Start slow and build your pace. Each of us has a different body type; listen to your body and watch it work the fat off. The most successful approach is slow and steady. Weight lost at this pace has a much better chance of remaining lost forever.

6. Get a partner

Have a friend or family member join you to help maintain your new eating and physical activity habits. A great support system will help you reach your health goals faster with more consistency.

7. Fruits, vegetables and grains

Fruits and vegetables are full of fibres, vitamins, minerals and potassium while whole grainsare an excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fibres. Researchers have found that they also help to fight cancer, heart disease, and prevent diabetes.

8. Reward yourself – NOT with food

Rewards will help you stay motivated and boost your self-esteem, but do not use food as a reward. Instead choose from spa massages, shopping or a movie. 

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