Majority people would agree that it is very difficult ti maintain proper body weight. Almost all people, even those who exercise regularly have problems with extra pounds. It is shocking that nowadays almost every second child has problem with obesity and in some cases the babies are born obese. According to statistical data, in India, 40% of the people are overweight. In addition to that, experts assume that soon half of the population in the world will have overweight issues.
Problems with being overweight
Medical experts advise that obesity can cause many health issues such as: issues with blood pressure, digestive disorders, diabetes, ulcers, cardiac problems, thyroid problems, etc.
In some cases, obesity causes physical or psychological stress.
It is fact that obese people are consuming more food than they actually need. Recent research proves that 1/3 of the world population consumes 50% more food than their stomach can actually digest. If these people eat as much as they need, food and water storage can be solved more easily.
Why do we become overweight?
You should be aware that it is very easy to gain weight, but people usually notice that problem when it’s too late. Some of the most common reasons why people gain extra pounds are:
Unhealthy lifestyle such as sleeping throughout the day instead of sleeping at night, unpredictable work hours, insomnia, etc…
Bad eating habits includes fast food instead of organic, and very often supposedly healthy food is not quite healthy.
Majority people consume flour, bread, bakes, pastries and fried food with almost every meal. We also consume processed and packaged foods;
No physical activity. Nowadays, the physical work is done by machines and there’s no need of human’s hands. As a result of too many hours are spend sitting on computers and people don’t go out for a walk as they did in the past, taking a cab is a better option nowadays.
Are we overweight?
It is fact that most people actually are not aware that are overweight until it’s too late and it has already became a habit of their life that we cannot live through the day.
In case if you notice that you have extra pounds and suddenly your favorite jeans don’t fit like they used to, then you need to change your diet and lifestyle.
WTH or better said the waist-to-hip ratio and the fat percentage can show you if you are overweight. These percentages shoudn’t be passed. Accordingly, for women 25% and 2,3% increase is tolerated. But if you were 22% in the past, and now you’ve come to 25%, be careful and avoid checking BMI since it may be confusing.
Experts explain that the best and easiest way to find out that you have gained weight is with the help of your clothes. If clothes are becoming small then you need to be careful. Also notice if somebody tells you that you have gained weight.
If you are eating often but you still feel hungry and the only thing you think about frequently is food.
Fast weight loss diet plan
At the point you become aware that you are overweight, you should make a diet plan. You can make it by yourself or you can find one on the internet. But you should follow these tips:
It is important to avoid drinking water during and after meals; Wait 1 hour after eating to drink a cup of water.
You should not eat after 8 PM. But if you feel hungry drink a cup of milk or take a piece of fruit;
It is important to consume a little less food than you feel you need. Try to consume meals that are small enough so you could feel hungry every 3 hours;
It is extremely healthy to consume lightly cooked vegetarian food, at least with some meal;
Avoid to drink coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, tea and canned juices;
Start and end your day with a glass of lukewarm water;
Choose a liquid diet with various soups and milk. 25-30% of your meals should be liquid.
For snacks, you can have lime juice, seasonal fruit, smoothies or salad. Don’t consume snacks more than 4 times a day. Don’t let snacks be your habit.
Medical experts advise you to walk at least four times a day for 15 minutes, before meals.
It is extremely important to remember this: do not consume junk food (fried foods, hot-dog, canned food, sweets, processed foods pastries, pizza, as they are rich in chemicals and preservatives);