The perfect weight is an ideal many strive for, but not everyone is able to reach. Children, as well as adults, battle weight gain more so than ever before, because they know that being overweight can cause severe medical problems such as heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, diabetes and more.
Everyone knows that people need a minimum amount of calories
to survive. If we don’t eat enough calories we will lose weight; if we take in
too many, our weight will go up.
The big question is: how many calories should we consume on
a daily basis to maintain a healthy weight. We could take a guess, but that
would, of course, be inaccurate. Simple online calorie calculators, on the
other hand, could definitely give us a more defined answer, but still would not
be completely accurate, for the simple reason that everyone’s metabolic rate is
A change for a new lifestyle and a new you? Losing weight can be daunting at first but breaking it down into smaller manageable pieces will make it more achievable and realistic for you.
Steady Does it
Remember-weight gain did not happen over night so expect a steady weight loss of 0.5-1.0 kg a week. Losing anymore can lead to fluid loss or protein breakdown (your muscles!). It is the little habits that have crept into your life and caused your weight to rise slowly but steadily over the years. Now, look at ways you can reverse these old habits into new habits and make small but beneficial changes in your life, that are feasible so you feel good about yourself and really importantly-that you can MAINTAIN for life e.g. change butter for hummus, cut back sugar in your tea, park the car further away etc.
Everyone deserves a break from our daily routine and work to unwind and relax. Often, however, a break in routine can leave us less focused and our eating patterns and exercise routine out of wack. You can still make good choices while away and still enjoy your holiday.
For as long as the world has been civilized, humans have been in pursuit of finding the secret to beauty. What is attractiveness and why is it so important to us to be popular and have an impeccable appearance?
With spring lurking around the corner, the thought of losing our hibernation gear of baggy jumpers, trackies and big rugs may be joy for some, yet terror for others. Now is the time to prepare for the warmer months to reveal a stunning new you! How? By stepping it up! Get yourself the latest gadget: a pedometer and start walking! Next time you are out on your usual walk, you might find yourself eager to beat your last steps or more eager to walk to the shops instead of taking the car, take the stairs instead of the lift, get off one tram stop earlier and walk a little more, just to up your steps. It is a fantastic way to measure your incidental activity you accumulate throughout the day.