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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weight Loss Tips- Maintain a balance between Diet and Physical Activities

Are you looking for some weight loss tips and are looking for some genuine information on how to lose weight? If yes, you have arrived at the right place, here I will focus on some easy to follow weight loss tips.

Many people are obese in the country and majority of the people overlook the balance between diet and physical activities. Some people will either avoid essential food and physical activities in the hope of getting weight loss and which is complete wrong. Our body needs both essential food and physical exercise and we need to have a balance between the two to achieve the best results.

Many people will leave breakfast, which is an essential meal for all of us and we must consume breakfast and it is lowering of calorie to achieve the weight loss, however if we lower the essential nutrients for our body, we might invite many more complex problems for us. We can essentially lower calorie by eating vegetable meals or plant based foods such as fruits and vegetables. We must also ensure that we take small vegetable and fruit servings several times (three to four) times a day.

Now, if we talk about physical activity, we must ensure that we keep staying ourselves active throughout the life. As per a rough estimate, 1 kg. of weight is equivalent to approximate 7000 calories and if we want to shed 1 kg., weight say in a fortnight, we need to extra burn 7000 calories than what we have consumed through our physical exercises. So, focus should equally be given on physical fitness and daily exercise schedule and if we don’t burn through routine work and exercise, we will be adding extra weight through the calories we consume during the period. So, at the end it is the balance between calorie intake vs. calorie burned through physical activities to achieve the weight loss target.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cactus and fast weight loss

Although cactus is found in allover the world, Hoodia Gordonii, a type of cactus is commonly found in Kalahari deserts. It has been used for relieving hunger for more than thousands years by tribal people and its supplements are now widely available in the market for achieving fast weight loss.

The cactus Hoodia Gordonii from South Africa now is being used as fast weight loss supplement by many pharmacies and is available in pill, powder and liquid form. It has been suggested by experts as safe and effective for both men and women for achieving overall health and fitness.

A lot of research has already been conducted on Hoodia Gordonii and researchers in lab studied when conducted on animals found that it is capable to achieve fast weight loss. Researchers have found a unique substance named as p57, which is not available in other cactus varieties and p57 is responsible to achieving a quick weight loss.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

India's Capital Delhi has Highest number of Obese Children

A study was recently consucted by the Diabetes Foundation of India and the National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC)on school going children, which reveals that in the last three years, the obesity among children has increased from 9.8 percent to 11.7 percent. In private school, the obesity has risen from 11.6 percent to 17 percent.

The survey carried out in seven indian cities cvering government and private school children indicates thatin Delhi, the obesity of private school children has risen to 32.6 percent, which is the highest among the children covered.

The study focus on the health affests of the obesity and estimates that around 70 percent of the children will remain obese till they are adults and further around 20 percent of the children may develop dibetes as early as they reaches thirtees. Researchers argue that the obesity has shot up for the main reason of the poor food habits including junk food, lack of exercise etc.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yoga and fast weight loss

Yoga in the form of asana was practiced long back in India by Yoga gurus and many of their teaching are being practiced by large number of people for achieving healthy and fit life. In today’s life people have many bad food habits and, when everyone consumes lots of oily, spicy food, the chances of putting on weight are much higher and the following simple tip of yoga can really help you in achieving your desired weight loss much fast.

Kapal Bhati is a type of pranayama and if it is done correctly and if you start and practice you up to 5 minute per day, you can achieve weight loss much fast. People having high blood pressure, diabetes, kdney problems, heart problems are not advised to practice Kapal bhati.

Practicing Kapal Bhati is very simple. Sit straight and force out air from your nose as speedily as you can allowing your abdomen muscles to contract. Now you will see sharp contraction in your abdomen muscles after forcing air, now inhale air easily. Repeat the above step 5 times. Take rest and repeat one more cycle. Continue it daily and start increasing your duration slowly so that you can practice it for 5 minutes a day. That’s it. It will not only help in reducing your weight loss fat, but you will achieve overall good health and fitness.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Five weight loss tips just for you

Here below are given five weight loss tips for you and I am sure if you follow these tips regularly, you will definitely achieve your goal of losing 10 to 15 extra pounds.
1) Take fruit and green vegetables: Fruit and vegetables are best source of vitamin and other essential elements required by our body and at the same time, these contain fewer calories and therefore don’t pose the harm of increasing our weight.
2) Avoid junk and processed food: Junk and processed food contains fat, excessive sugar and carbohydrates and therefore it should be avoided.
3) Plan an exercise of jog for twenty minute: All diet plan work well with routine exercise such as walking or jogging. A twenty minute brisk walking is very helpful in achieving a goal of 2 to 5 lbs. weight loss for a month.
4) Plan with a small goal for weight loss: Always set small target say for example put weight loss goal of 1 lbs. for the first month and once you achieve it, increase your target for the next month and keep doing so until you attain the total target.
5) Drinks lots of water: Water is must for all of us and we need to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Water acts as cleansing agent and therefore it help us in maintain our fitness.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Motivation for Weight Loss - 5 Key Motivation Factors for All Weight Loss Programs

A number of weight loss programs are widely available and you can join any one of the program. Most of the program require devotion and you should be motivated enough to achieve your weight loss targets.

Motivation is one of the key factor for any success and people can do wonders in their life if they are motivated. Here are some simple steps to boost your level of motivation to makes your weight loss goal successful.

Motivation comes from inner heart and to stay motivated, you need to follow some simple steps. You will find many motivated people around you who got success in achieving their weight loss target after following the program. A motivated person will always be smart, healthy and fit. We all are human being and have a tendency to eat whatever we like, however it is good as far as we eat controlled diet. But, most often we overeat and here motivation plays a key role in controlling excessive eating.

Here are a few simple steps given below and if you follow these steps regularly, you will motivate yourself and ultimately you will achieve your weight loss goal in a short span of time.

1) Fix a target for weight loss for one week. The goal should be realistic and achievable.
2) The proven programs include exercise and diet management and you should focus on both the activities.
3) Make a schedule for simple exercise or you can walk for an hour a day. If possible join a gym and plan your exercise activities under the guidance of a qualified trainer.
4) Excessive junk food, high fatty food and high calorie foods are major factors responsible for weight gain and these should be minimized. It is better to make a diet plan according to your choice of food and strictly follow it.
5) Once you achieve your target for first week, increase marginal target for second week. In this way, you can achieve significant weight loss in one month period.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Body Mass Index – a tool for assessing obesity or overweight

Obesity or overweight is becoming a common problem in majority of population throughout the globe and Body Mass Indicator or BMI is a fair tool to assess it. It is a statistical measure based on the height and weight of the person.

Obesity is and must deal with the firm commitments otherwise it can lead to severe consequences. It is one of the primary factors for many diseases and for a healthy and fit life, every obese person needs to loose his or her weight. Although there are possibilities of numerous errors while calculating BMI, it is easy and that’s why BMI is still the most preferred tool to assess the body weight.

BMI has been categorized into various categories as shown in below.

Category BMI Range Kg/m2
Underweight < 18.4
Normal weight 18.5 to 22.9
Overweight 23.0 to 27.5
Obese 27.6 to 40
Morbidly obese > 40

where, BMI = (weight in kg) /{height in (meter)}2,

BMI is used by all over world for recording obesity and underweight categories in people of all ages. You too can check your BMI by using the above formula and if it is above 27.5, you must do something for your weight loss.