Losing weight and getting the body you deserve is everybody’s goal. However, most of the people hardly achieve this and blame for the diets and supplements they take.
They are also victims of wrong and incomplete information they follow to gain healthy weight. Then they come to know a weight loss guru or any miracle supplement that boast of doing everything for them. All these things become so enticing and luring that they join that guru or start taking the supplement.
At last, they know the reality and
Sometimes these courses make them more anxious and depressed when they see no result and that create more mental problems which cause more harm to their overall health.
Obesity is really a medical condition that needs to be taken seriously because it promotes or develops many other health conditions that destroy our health.
According to JAMA, in
Obesity status of Children and Adults in Canada is also astonishing:
Obesity Data of 2013 for Youths and Infants
Obesity Data by 2025 for Youths and Infants (Expected)
According to Canadian Obesity Network, one in every four adults is an obese.
In a simple instance, having a healthy weight only relates to balancing your calories intake. If your input calories are larger than you burn, you are more likely to be an overweight or an obese.
Today, we contacted to Dr. Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., CDN, and one of the well-known personalities in the field of weight loss and healthy living. She is an adjunct professor of Nutrition at New York University and the author of The Portion Teller Plan.
She is a regular contributor for health and fitness at Huffington post and has been featured at various publications and TV shows including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Fitness, CNN, CBS News, Today etc.
From her busy schedule, she spared time to answer some prominent questions that’d help many people in getting a healthy weight. Here are the answers in her own words that would motivate and help many to get rid of fad diet plans and maintaining or achieving a healthy weight.
They eat too much--especially large portions of high-calorie foods--and do not regularly do exercise to burn the extra calories. Over the long term, these extra calories accumulate as fat in our body and we become obese.
All above things are responsible for gaining unhealthy weight.However, based on my research and counseling experience, I think it is because food portions are too big.
Large portions encourage us to overeat.
Overeating the wrong foods and participating in too little physical activities.
Regular exercise is important and can help balance excessive food consumption. It would be important to exercise at least several days per week for at least a month to see the positive results.
However to maintain a healthy weight or lose excess weight, there is no justified time limit given for regular exercise because it may vary from individual to individual.
But, giving 30 minutes of your day for a moderate-intense exercise regularly is possible for most of the individuals without breaking their daily routines.
Doing regular physical activity not only maintains your healthy weight but it also helps to:
My book, The Portion Teller Plan, educates readers on all things portion related like why large portions matter and what to do about them.
Most of the people never care how much they are eating, and how this would impact their daily calories requirement.
I teach readers how to "SMARTSIZE" their portions at home and while eating out so that they can lose weight and keep it off.
Absolutely!! It can help. It is hard to tell how long it may take but if you follow my plan, you WILL see results in a few weeks.
The thing is you first give it a try and follow it as said.There are many people who have benefited from my program.
You need to be disciplined and determined to see the results you want to achieve.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Watch your portion and include some protein--yogurt or eggs, for example.
Be sure to also exercise regularly and eat more fruits and vegetables. We have already discussed the benefits of regular exercise in maintaining your weight.
But, fruits and vegetables are low in calories and they are the best replacement for junk foods when you feel hungry. You can also include them along with your meal to feel fuller without consuming more high calories foods.
However, you should watch your portions of several fruits including avocados, coconut, dried fruits, and some canned fruits due to following reasons:
Yes, it does. The key is be determined and get started! Even in some
It is hard to tell how long it takes to lose
Consistency is as important as the plan itself because if you don’t do it religiously or-- you postpone it-- you may hardly see any meaningful results.
Do not follow fad diets. They don't work in long term and sometimes do more harm than good.
Make a few lifestyle changes you can sustain, limit oversize portions, and eat more fruits and veggies! And, believe that YOU can do it! Think thin!
Thanks Lisa for sparing your time and guiding the readers.
If you have anything that you need to ask or share you can leave for us in the comments.