Helpful tips to control obesity

Posted by administrator Sunday, July 20, 2008

Obesity is explained as an abnormal amount of body fat; being 20 to 30 percent over the ideal weight for age, sex and height and can managed by some changes in daily diet along with exercise.

Obesity is explained as an abnormal amount of body fat; being 20 to 30 percent over the ideal weight for age, sex and height. Obesity is leading factor for serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, kidney troubles, arthritis, prostate enlargement, female infertility.

Nowadays we are more worried about our health so we should take action to control body fat .Control of obesity means burn excess body fat. But control of obesity is not easy task as well as it is not magic which will happen overnight.

Some useful tips to control obesity

Exercise is more useful to burn fat as it speeds up metabolism. Exercise in any form like walking , swimming, cycling, playing football ,workout with machines or yoga just for 30-35 minutes per day will not only helpful to control weight but also reduces risk of serious cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, arthritis etc.

Some people go on dieting or very strict diet regime to control obesity but that is not safe solution because after some days the person get bored and don't want to be on control regime . Maintain regular meal times and have balanced meals. Uncontrolled eating habits also contribute to weight gain.

Include plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain products in daily diet.

Drink lots of water
Whenever hungry in between main meal prefer to have fruits especially juicy fruits or fruit juice preferably lemon, orange, carrot etc. Green salad is also healthier and makes filling of fullness to stomach.

Avoid or minimize sugar intake, avoid sweets, chocolates, pudding, cakes as all these leads to extra calorie to body. In spite of sugar low calorie sweetener can be used. Honey can be used in juice or water which will help in speed up metabolism. Avoid high fat milk products like cheese and butter.

Always prefer to have white meat like fish, instead of red meat as they are low in fat content. Some herbs available at home kitchen are also useful in controlling weights like fennel, fenugreek, mint, black pepper, ginger. These herbs help in digestion as well as raising metabolism.

Last but not least always try to be happy,be strong mentally and continue positive efforts which will give positive result and good health.

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Dr.Tabassum Patel (Homoeopath)

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