Obesity and physical inactivity are becoming major global problems in which many seek solutions, but get little results. Proper weight management is a lifelong task which starts with basic knowledge first.
Nutrition experts and nutritionists often use the phrase; “A moment on the lips, is a lifetime on the hips”. The phrase contains much more than just the joking element. Most of us lack the knowledge on how to lose weight fast.
The Difference Between Diets and Proper Weight Management
Most weight loss diets will starve the body from vital nutrients thus, losing the wrong weight. Shedding fat mass is the main objective; however, some diets will help reduce fat, water, and muscle mass, which works counter active to proper weight loss. Proper weight management is achieved through three elements, intake and output, food habits, and exercise. Many people focus only on exercise; therefore, getting small results. Portion-controlled intake and healthy food habits will feed the body with everything it needs on a daily basis such as vitamins, minerals, proteins and above all, water.
Being Tired and Low on Energy
A very popular phrase at offices and schools today is, “I am tired”. The reason is simple, unhealthy food habits starve our bodies from essential nutrients causing a lack of energy to support every day activities. The body eventually shuts down sending signals of tiredness and fatigue. Weight control and management lead a vital role in living an optimum and healthy lifestyle.
We Are All Food Lovers
Dr. D. Heber, Director of UCLA Centre for Human Nutrition explains in his book “Seven Colors of your Diet” that weight reduction is not necessarily an easy task because we all love food. We love to eat and the food industry reciprocates our desire by feeding us a lot. The industry produces huge quantities to keep our sugar habits and high-calorie cravings out of control creating a vicious cycle in the brain.
The brain is a sugar junkie, and feeding the addiction of sugars has become too easy. Everywhere we go we can find easy, fast, and cheap empty-calorie sugars (simple carbohydrates) that forces our bodies to raise insulin in efforts to lower the outrageous amounts of sugar offsetting the balance in our body’s composition and storing any extra sugars as fat.
We pay tons of money for junk food that causes a lot of harm in the long run; but at the same token, we also pay tons of money to solve the problem we created in the first place. So, why not tackle the problem from the start?
How to lose weight fast?
Fat loss is the result of lowering the calories a person eats and increasing the muscle activity. At an individual level, people can start lowering their caloric intake as an immediate action. The results are fast and energy levels will be reestablished as part of the process. Feeding the body with preferable plant and natural proteins will lead to a stronger and active muscle mass. As the body starts to tone, muscle mass will lower the body’s fat percentage; furthermore, reduced fat mass will be directly noticeable on the scale. It is important t to drink lots of water during the weight loss process in order to avoid toxin build-up as the body reduces the amount of old fat cells. Good hydration is mandatory.
Healthy food habits can start today, and results are immediate. Losing pounds or kilograms and above all centimeters or inches starts within days upon taking the decision to get started. Persistency and consistency are the keys to success.