Solution to stop obesity The obesity problem is not exclusive to a poor diet. There are several factors that contribute to a person to be 100 pounds or more overweight. My experience as a physical trainer and nutritionist has led me to the conclusion that 60 percent of the problem is due to food and the other 40 to unmet medical conditions.
What is BMI? When I talk about obesity, I mean the extreme overweight is not only physically, but also can be scientifically measured. How? Using a formula that takes into account height and weight of a person to measure the “body mass index” (BMI) or the percentage of fat vs. muscle in the body.
An adult with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight, while a BMI of 30 or more and puts it in the category of obese. If you want to find out where you are you consult your doctor or other health specialist.
What causes obesity? First to be not well informed as to what we should eat and what time. Many diets recommend to friends or family that they may have worked for them, but that does not mean they are effective for everyone.
It is also very common that people want to follow diets they see on television or magazine and can sometimes be terribly harmful because they do not take into account the health status of each individual. Only you and your doctor can make a plan that works taking you to your medical history into consideration.
Second genes that tell your body how to metabolize food, how to use the calories and stored fat. This may be a hereditary factor, but it is very difficult to determine because it is linked to possible bad eating habits that you instilled at home since childhood.
Third factor, the combination of stress, anxiety and depression. Controlling emotions, or learn to live healthily with them-is key to avoid eating too much trying to deal with a problem and then feel guilty about it ingested, or perhaps stop eating altogether, also in response to a problem. Both options are very bad for the body.
No room to sedentary life, sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, technological advances are bringing families to spend more time in front of a computer, television or video games. Each time, fewer people enjoying a day at the park or out to play sports. Here we do not only hurt ourselves, but also our children, as they are likely to continue the pattern of life that we teach them from an early age.
Fifth, what about the lack of time ?. The lack of time to find time to cook after work which we may be misusing against televise-, leads us to eat out every day and eat foods high in saturated fat and sodium, the perfect combination for the obesity.
Problems of the thyroid gland The thyroid is the gland that controls metabolism. When there are problems or defects in the functioning of the gland, the metabolism is affected. For example, when it fails any of the processes that allow your hormones reach the body’s cells to activate and accelerate metabolism, chaos called “slow metabolism”, which contributes to overweight is created.
A simple blood test can determine if your overweight has something to do with a slow functioning of this important gland.
You know the whys of overweight and obesity. Now, what can you do to lose 100 pounds or more and thus stop being one of the 97 million people who are overweight in the United States?
The principle of change To begin, you must be aware that you need to make a drastic change in your life. Your mind is your best ally in this battle. She will be responsible to prove that losing 100 pounds is not something that is accomplished overnight no statements -your that amount of weight overnight, right? – And why you should get short goals to go down slightly little.
Do you have to lose 100 pounds? Do not process as well. Tell yourself “I have to lose 8 to 10 pounds a month.” That is a figure that your mind can process much easier than 100, believe me.
Start now at this stage is when many people, overwhelmed by the number turning to barbaric surgeries that promise to lose that amount of weight in a short time. How? physically limiting the amount of food you can eat after a reduction in the size of your stomach something if you will lose weight but also you can cause serious side effects such as malnutrition-.
For some people, yes, barbaricz surgery may be your only alternative, even to save their lives (I’m talking about very sick people who have hundreds and hundreds of pounds to lose), but for most there is another way.
Take Action In a world as fast as we live in today is very important for us ourselves as a priority when embarking on this adventure. The preparation of our own food, for example, is essential for success. If time pressed, do it the night before. Eat breakfast at home, and salt and with your lunch and two healthy snacks to avoid temptations.
Ideally, eat 5 to 6 times a day considering that at breakfast and lunch can eat protein such as egg whites, chicken and fish (about 5 egg whites, about 4 ounces of chicken, etc.), carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, tortilla (½ cup or 1 or 2 tortillas) and vegetables (1 cup and a half), but dinner should be consumed only protein with vegetables (NOT carbohydrates).
Snacks between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner can be bars and protein shakes or protein like chicken, fish, lean meat (4 ounces).
Be very careful with fruits and even fat yogurts because they are high in sugar and at least in the initial stage should be limited. Do not forget to take 3 to 4 liters of water a day and begin an exercise regimen that includes three days of exercises with weights, bands and functional exercises, and other days between 30 minutes to an hour of cardiovascular exercise.
I know that the hardest thing is to start, but once you take the initiative assure that you will begin to feel better immediately. The decision is yours, the day is TODAY. There are no impossible things if there is a desire to achieve. And I’ll be here to help you with your doubts and questions. Ahead!