How to Lose Weight Safely and Effectively
The best way to lose weight is through healthy, safe, and effective means.
Flash Report: Surprisingly, in Malaysia, almost half of the adult population is overweight, and nearly half a million of people aged 18 and below are also overweight. Around 2.5 million are obese, and the numbers continue growing.
Sad to say, as this news is getting more main-stream, businesses are taking advantage of it by releasing “magic weight loss pills” and fad diets. While these methods may work for some people, most often the results are only temporary. If fact, a lot of people experience “the yo-yo effect” after undergoing a quick-and-easy weight loss program. They lose a lot of weight really fast but gain it back just as fast, and what is worse – they gain double the weight they lost, more weight they had before undergoing the program. This is a very unhealthy way to lose weight, not to mention, a waste of time and money. It also creates (further) loss of self-esteem.
There are yet better ways to lose weight and it can be summarized by the words “Healthy Living.”
Most Common Causes of Weight Gain and How to Manage It
To prevent weight gain and obesity, the best (and most logical) way to do it is by eliminating its cause. Do you frequently binge-eat on unhealthy foods such as processed foods, junk foods like soda and chips, and fast food meals high in trans fats, MSG, additives, salts or sugar? Do you continue eating even when you’re already full?
Choosing what to eat is just as important as how much you eat. To maintain a healthier weight, one of the greatest moves is practicing portion control, timing your eating (eating smaller meals more often), and preferring healthier food choices.
Another important factor when it comes to losing weight is inactivity. Are you consuming more calories than expending it? If you eat more than you move or exercise then you will naturally gain (more) weight. Exercise must be a regular part of your daily or at least bi-weekly regimen.
Healthy ways of losing weight don’t only involved being healthy physically…
Weight loss also involves managing stress and maintaining your emotional health. Being healthy overall isn’t just a physical concern. It should also include you state of mind and emotional well-being. After all, if you often feel stressed and depressed, you will find yourself relying on food for comfort, you over-eat, and you gain weight. Not to mention, you will lose all motivation to live a healthier lifestyle and you will be forever stuck in a rut with too much fat in your gut.
If you want to lose weight for good and maintain it for the rest of your life, commit to take very good care of yourself. Really, your overall health matters. Don’t give up. Strive to be happy and healthy. You owe it to yourself.