The followings are some of the statistics on obesity and overweight from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010 in the U.S.
- More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
- More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese.
- More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity.
- About one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweigh or obese.
- More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese. Overweight refers to an excess amount of body weight that may come from muscles, bone, fat, and water. Obesity refers to an excess amount of body fat
As you know the name of the topic, let me tell you that the amount of discussions on losing or maintaining weights is countless. There are endless and all sorts of formulas and technics that you can find everywhere and apply them to yourselves. You can find them on Google, health magazines, T.V commercials, books, articles and etc., every source providing their own knowledge and expertise on weight issues. And similarly I have gone through most of that stuff trying to figure out the solutions for tackling obesity or weight maintaining. Most of the stuff talked about what diet to follow or the amount of exercises to do, which slimming pills to take or how minimizing on carbs is a good idea and all that stuff. And the conclusion that I came up with is that all these different technics on losing or maintaining weight is a good strategy and if followed the right way and on consistent basis does help to prevent obesity. But somewhere along the line I realized that not everyone can do that, right? For many of us it can be very demanding. Yes they are very logical and befitting but not everyone has the energy and the time to implement them. This is the reason that I tried to come up with ways that are easy for anyone to follow without being all stressed out.
1.Forget about it.
The number one thing to do is free your mind of everything that has do with losing weight. Take it out of your mind that you want to lose weight or you are on a diet. The reason I m asking you to do that is if you are thinking about it, you just can’t do it. Tell me one thing that you did when you were stressed out. It happens with many of us. How many people do you know that lost a considerable amount of weight thinking about it? On the contrary, tell me the various instances when people told you that they have lost substantial weight that they can’t even remember how. So no.1 empty your mind.
- Eat whatever you like but in standard amount.
It is very important to eat anything you like and please I beg you, don’t follow a strict diet. Don’t think that you can eat certain things and not others. You are allowed to eat anything. This is what exactly happens when most of the time we are on a strict diet with specific choices and after a week or so it gets burdensome. And we start consuming ample amount of food, which we never thought of even touching. So no.2 eat whatever you like! But in average amount.
- Involve yourself in a physical activity regularly.
This is as essential as anything, the movement of the body that requires energy expenditure is a must. Here is a thought, if you are a lazy kind of guy like me, then do something that you like. It is not necessary that you have to run everyday for 30 min or do swimming or cycling. You could do anything, be it playing tennis, basketball or badminton. And you don’t have to do that for hours and hours. 30min to 1hr is enough. However, there is a small condition to it. Whatever you do, it should make you sweat or make you breath faster. And you can only do that consistently if you are doing what you like.
If you think about it, they are very easy to follow and every one of us can put these steps into effect. Although I d suggest beforehand not to expect any immediate results. But if you adopt them, they can do wonders for you in the long term, not only in helping you lose weight but maintaining it and leading a healthier and stress-less life.