A to Z of weight loss

Want to lose weight? Then, learn and practice this A…B…C; the problem of ‘Weight Gain’ will bid adieu…

A.      Avoid Alcohol: If you booze, then forget about losing weight. Why? Because alcohol and weight gain are very close friends. Alcohol increases your appetite…

B.      Breakfast: If you are skipping breakfast because you want to become thin, then be prepared for getting futile results. This is because, when you skip breakfast, then you’re actually fasting for 10 to 15 hours. And, this makes your body unable to produce the enzymes that are needed to metabolise the fat to lose weight.

C.      Cortisol: Cortisol is a stress hormone. When you are stressed out, high levels of cortisol is secreted, which in turn makes you crave for junk food…

D.       Diet: Nowadays ‘crash diet’ has become a fashion to get slim. But, in reality, this ‘dieting’ process slows down your metabolism rate so as to conserve energy for carrying out other activities of the body…

E.       Eat at Regular Intervals: Do not have long gaps in eating. Throughout the day, have several small meals. This results in a better metabolism process and a greater check over binging.

F.       Fructose: Products that are artificially sweetened like packed juices and aerated drinks are not a natural source of fructose and therefore they lead to weight gain…

G.     Go for a walk: Walking is an easy and enjoyable way to lose weight. Your body weight and walking pace determines the number of calories burnt per minute…

H.      Heart healthy foods: More weight= More risk to the heart. Therefore, have a heart healthy diet that helps you to lose weight or lower cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides…

 

To know more about A to Z of Weight Loss read the complete article in March 2013 edition of English Akhand Gyan monthly magazine.

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