Obesity is definitely on the rise in Australia. Two out of three adults, and one out of 4 children and adolescents in Australia were classified as either being overweight or obese in 2015. Aside from the increased risks in heart health, often, those who suffer from excess weight experience self esteem issues and it is affecting their quality of living.
But it’s never too late to turn things around. Healthy weight can still be attained with the correct guidance and support.
Why is weight loss important for you? Think about that for a moment. What would weight loss bring you? More activity with your kids? More energy? Lower heart attack risk? A longer life expectancy? The list really is long and they are all important for you.
Each person has their own unique metabolism. Our bodies have its own weight range that it struggles to maintain. It will do what it takes in order to stay within that range, even resist attempts to lose weight. The weight range is determined by several different factors — the kind of lifestyle, frequency of physical activity or lack thereof, diet, sleep quality, gut health, and exposure to toxins, stress, and anxiety. This is the reason why most people who have gone through some weight loss regimen, go back to their former body type when they stop.
Now, the secret to losing weight for good, is to lower the weight range that your body has grown to stubbornly keep. Avoid rebound weight gain through a more natural method that is sustainable and safe.
The number one factor for weight gain is the kind of diet you choose. Due to commercialisation and modernisation, store shelves are stocked with processed, canned, instant food. Fast food has also been on the rise. These are due to the demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. These kinds of foods are high in fat, sugar, additive, and preservative content that corrupts your brain, making it a struggle to avoid them. These foods are called by researches as “hyperpalatable” (AKA calorie rich food.) It confuses the brain into thinking that you want to eat more despite already being full.
Whole foods, on the other hand, contain minimal fat and sugar, and has fibre that helps normalise your appetite. And they don’t have any preservatives or additives either. They contain few calories compared to hyperpalatable foods.
On Losing Excess Weight
There have been some new findings unearthed by more than 400 research papers.
- A low carbohydrate diet has the same positive outcome as a low fat diet.
- A controlled diet break keeps the body from adapting to the new diet, and slowing down your metabolism.
- Protein intake can help keep the hunger cravings from going off.
Proper Support and Guidance
Consult with a practitioner for a personalised program in order to battle that excess weight and start being healthier and more confident.