Losing weight is always a NIGHTMARE, whether you are a FOOD LOVER or NOT!!! Are you tired of watching your weight go up and down…?
Most of us know the serious problems of being overweight and obese and the difficulty in finding the time and the successful strategies to address it.
Overweight and obesity is caused by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents risks to an individual’s health.
Overweight and obesity are estimated using BMI (Body Mass Index) which is calculated using a person’s weight in kilograms divided by his or her height in meters square. BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obesity. BMI of equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight.
It is important to know that being overweight or obese predisposes an individual to medical diseases such as stroke, heart failure, cancer, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, pregnancy problems, etc
Are you serious about losing weight in 2017?
Whether you are getting married, starting a new job, business, relationship or school, one has to be healthy to be able to achieve their goals.
We all know how easy it to put on weight and difficult to loose all the weight! The only magic words that can make that happen is Determination, Dedication and Discipline!
We hope the stories below will inspire you in your ‘weight loss’ journey. News Personality Anna Spio told African Celebs how she lost all that weight and how she has managed to keep fit and stay slim.
Anna said being on TV and putting on weight attracts negative comments from some of the ruthless media. She decided to put the ‘body shamers’ to shame by not hitting back, but rather concentrating on getting fit and healthy.
She started watching her daily food intake, cutting get back on all the junk food… as well as drinking lots of water and liquids. Because of her busy schedule going to the gym was a nightmare, she started walking instead of driving/taxi, dancing and in no time she started noticing that most of her clothes were very loose…
Anna says it has not been easy but is worth it!
Here’s a another great story that will inspire you! Screen Goddess Joselyn Dumas‘ “Journey to Weight Loss & Health” you can read about how Joselyn Dumas lost all that weight in the latest Issue of Int. Magazine Heart & Soul (pages 54& 55)…out now! Grab your copy
This will be a great article for all the YO-YO dieters… to finally get that FIGURE to die for…. Determination, Dedication and Discipline PAYSOFF!
Photo credit: Joselyn Dumas
There are certain measures one can take to tackle weight problems:
1) Do not starve yourself!
Eat food, but not too much.
Eat mostly plants (vegetables)
2) Eliminate simple carbs.
It is basic but a lot of people consume significant calories daily from carbs – regular sodas, fruit drinks, white flour sweets (cakes, cookies), pizza, etc. Eliminate these calorie sources. And adults should be reminded of the many calories contained in most alcoholic beverages.
3) Limit your access to junk food
4) Portion size and calorie intake.
Studies have found a certain correlation between portion size and calorie intake. If you put a bigger serving in front of someone, the person will consume all of it. The hunger and satiety levels are ignored or overridden.
5) More intake of fruits and water promotes early satiety.
6) Exercising constantly.
Patients are often advised to have a regular exercise routine. Pick any sport activity or exercise routine you love to do. For those that are elderly, taking a 30-minute walk daily is recommended.
After all these is done, make it a priority. Plan to decrease or stop drinking sugar sweetened beverages.
Be patient. Do not expect to see changes in a few days. It is gradual
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Rachael Okesola is a dance fitness instructor and body coach based in Lagos Nigeria. she’s the founder of Afrifitness which is an African inspired fitness and lifestyle brand that helps individuals to lose weight, get fit and adopt their new found lifestyle as a way of life. Read more at: Weight Loss Dance Workout With Afrobeats songs…
When trying to loose weight is best to:
- Eliminate processed foods.
- Eat spinach, cucumbers, bananas, oranges…
- Soups like Cabbage Soup works magic!
- Weight Watchers works as well
- Drink at least 2 litres of liquid daily e.g water
- Eat High fibre food