If you are one of those people who aim to lose weight in an effective and fast way then the answer would be “surgery”. Why surgery? This is because, some weight loss surgeries manually remove the fat (liposuction), and thus you will see a dramatic result right after the procedure. But the problem is, since surgeries are invasive procedures, they will always carry the risk of infection and many other health related concerns. As a health professional, I always recommend trying to shed the extra pounds using safer methods first.
Tip #1 Nutrition vs. Calories
A balanced diet is highly advisable in a weight loss process. This means, you should be able to consume food that contains carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, and calcium. The nutrients you get from these food groups are very important so your body will attain its full potential. However, some of the foods from these food groups contain high amount of calories. The solution is to consume food alternatives that contain fewer calories; drink skim milk (85 calories) instead of full milk (150 calories).
Tip #2 Burn those fats
Since fat deposits are the unused energy in the body, the safest way to get rid of them is by engaging in activities that requires great amount of energy. Gym workouts that include cardio exercises are not only great calorie burners, but they also keep your heart healthy. You may also try sports or dancing if you are not the type who goes to the gym, this will allow you to burn calories while having fun.
Tip #3 Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
Water helps in keeping the body organs running. If the body lacks water, the organs are not able to function efficiently. If this happens, the ability of the liver to metabolize fat as well as the body’s ability to convert calories to energy slows down.
Tip #4 Fit in exercise to your daily routine
Since we are living in a world where technology rules, people are turning more and more to a sedentary lifestyle. If you do not have time to go to the gym or you don’t feel athletic enough for sports, how about fitting exercise in your daily life. You may use the stairs instead of the elevator, or take the farthest parking space so you’ll have longer distance for walking, or even walk to your officemate’s desk instead of sending emails.
Tip #5 Avoid stress
You may notice that a person who is under stress eats more. This is because when a person is stressed, the body secretes excess cortisol. Cortisol is termed as the “stress hormone” and it stimulates the release of insulin. Insulin negatively affects metabolism and the levels of blood sugar. The end results of these situation results to overeating, thus a person gains weight.