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Balanced diets & regular exercise help lose pounds

Date Added: February 11, 2010 03:04:00 PM
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Corpulence is one of the serious health problems. A great many people are displeased with their present weight, but the vast majority are not certain how to change it. Weight management needs much effort. People who lose weight rapidly by crash dieting or other extreme measures commonly gain back all (and usually more) of the pounds they lost, since they have not permanently altered their habits. The body likes decelerate alterations in terms of food and exercise. For example, someone who has not exercised for several years should not hurry to run miles a day and pound the treadmill. The desire to do so will leave you feeling disheartened and demotivated, and you are also much more likely to cause damage to yourself and set your fitness levels back further. The same goes for obese people who suddenly begin starving themselves. Diets that severely limit calories or the types of food 'allowed' can campaign deficiency of nutrients and vitamins that your body requires. Food is converted into energy in our body. Any undue energy is stored as fat. This means if you consume more food than your body requires for everyday activities and cell maintenance, you will put on weight. To lose weight, you need to make your body use up these stores of fat. The most effective way to do this is to cut down the amount of calories you consume and raise your levels of activity. Consume water instead of fizzy drinks and fruit cordials, swap whole milk for semi-skimmed, eat less lunch than usual, stop taking sugar in tea and coffee, order smaller portions of the food you love, avoid having a second helping at dinner, cut out unhealthy treats - such as sweets, sugary cookies and crisps - between meals, cut down alcohol consumption. Weight loss requires perpetual changes in eating habits. While weight-loss goals are usually set in term of weeks, the main objective is to sustain these alterations over a long time. Somebody who begins to do exercise more, but maintains the same diet and calorie consumption, will almost certainly lose weight. No matter if you dislike fitness centres, you will gain benefit from doing even light regular physical activity, such as a short 30-minute walk. Each time you get exercise more than usual, you burn calories and fat. There are a great many ways to increase the amount of physical activity you do. Racket sports, Pilates classes, jogging, walking and swimming will all better your fitness levels. All these things will impact upon your health in a positive way and bring the expected results.
 
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