Weight Loss

By Tammara Odessa
It is never easy for a person to shed weight. We have all heard the phrase – ‘a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’. There are many negative side effects of obesity which some are calling an epidemic, including heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and joint problems, to name a few. The general public have now become more aware of these risks and losing weight has pretty much become the number one priority of people when it comes to New Year resolutions.

What are some of the best ways to achieve weight loss? Can healthier food choices and exercise do it all? Let’s take a closer look at this.


This is the first step that anyone trying to lose weight tries. Various dietary plans are accessible on the market nowadays. Diet plans like Atkins have been popular, the hCG diet is another one, there are many more out there. The goal is the same – to burn fat, maintain muscle mass and lose weight at the same time. There are unhealthy ways to use diet to shed excess weight, so speaking to a medical professional is advised. Excluding certain foods that in fact provide essential nutrients can be harmful rather than beneficial. There are some healthy dietary choices that an experienced dietician can provide guidance about.

There are healthier choices such as fish which contain healthy oils, having less red meat options, and getting more fruits and vegetables in the diet.

The Exercise Aspect

We are all well aware that doing exercise is a great way to burn calories. Cardiovascular exercise in particular burns calories fast, depleting glycogen stores and burning subcutaneous fat as well. Studies have shown that cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance are highly associated with obesity that is in the abdominal region of people. The basic idea when attempting to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in every day, and a sensible diet and regular exercise is the way to achieve this.

It takes a lot of determination to follow through on exercise goals. Succeeding is easier when you have an exercise partner, as this will provide motivation to attain the physique you desire. Exercises such as jogging, brisk walks, cycling, cross training and even swimming increase the heart rate and build cardiovascular fitness while burning fat.

Following through

We all know that the best way to shed excess weight is through the proper use of exercise and sensible diet. Motivating oneself to get started can be hard, and these days programmes are available that seem to be reasonably successful for many individuals. There are also many choices available when it comes to fitness facilities, and personal trainers are also available to assist people in their weight loss goals. Slimming clubs also have programmes and these days even diet meals are delivered home to help substitute regular meals, making dieting really easy. So much information is out there, take advantage of it!


When considering weight loss, be sure to look at healthy options that are available. Plenty of well known diet and exercise regimes are available to assist people to lose weight the healthy way. See a doctor or dietician today to get further advice on how you can achieve your weight loss goals.

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Weight Loss

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One thought on “Weight Loss

  1. wonderful post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector do not realize this.
    You should proceed your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

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