Losing weight in the context of medicine, health or physical fitness is a decrease or reduction in total body mass as a result of mean loss of fluid and body fat. Unintentional weight loss is mostly associated with disease conditions due to inadequate nutritious diet relative to a person’s energy needs. A combination of factors with respect to this is practiced in an attempt to lose weight.
Accumulation of fat in the body may reduce the quality of life, impair treatment effectiveness in disease conditions and can be a risk factor in earlier mortality. Weight gain results from excessive consumption of fat, sugars, carbohydrates in general and alcohol. Conscious efforts must be employed to improve and maintain fitness, health and/or appearance.
Individuals seeking to maintain their body weight should consume 2000 calories per day. To achieve this, one must be careful to consume just enough calories to meet their needs of being physically active. Low-calorie regimen diets, due to their minimal detrimental effects are most commonly recommended by health professionals and nutritionists. From the total number of daily calories, it is recommended that 55% should come from carbohydrates, 15% from proteins and 30% from fats with no more than 10% of total body fat coming from saturated forms. Studies have shown that increased consumption of proteins can help ease hunger pangs associated with reduced calorie intake by increasing the feeling of satiety.
To enhance your metabolism, exercise is the spark and nutrition/diet is the fuel. An effective time efficient workout plan should include weekly cardio sessions and weight lifting sessions. The cardio sessions help burn fat and the weight lifting sessions help build muscles and maintain physique. To be effective, it is important to combine a quality protein and carbohydrate (fibrous veggie type) together in every meal.
Eating a diet of some starchy foods two or three days per week (on the days you exercise intensely with weights) help make it easier to avoid eating starchy carbohydrate like breads and pastas at other times of the week when you are more susceptible to having them stored as fat due to low physical activity. This technique seems effective in maintaining the mindset that you can stick to this nutritional approach as a long-term solution and lifestyle.
Combined with increased physical activity, long-term low-calorie diets are thought to be most effective long term. Physical activity could greatly enhance the efficiency of a diet. The healthiest weight loss regimen therefore should be a combination of balanced diet and moderate physical activity.