Are you struggling with getting your body mass down to a manageable level? Do you want to feel less tired, weak, and depressed and above all, take care of your food cravings without depriving yourself? Chances are you said ‘yes’ to both these questions. You have taken the first important step by acknowledging there’s a problem that needs to be worked on.
Facts about Obesity
Did you know a whopping one-third of the world’s population is overweight? That’s 2.1 billion people altogether! It’s alarming if you look at the 1980 figure for obese elements – 857 million people. This is mainly due to the technological innovation and workplace norms, due to transportation modes and dietary neglect.
As much as $ 307,922,500 is spent on diseases arising out of obesity, such as hypertension, type-2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and even some forms of cancer. They deteriorate the quality of life with chronic health problems rearing their ugly face. But wait? What makes a person ‘obese’ in the first place? Nutritionists and physical health professionals from the World Health Organization (WHO) believe any individual with a Body Mass Index over 30kg/m is suffering from obesity.
What Should Be Done To Fight Obesity?
Since obesity leads to high sugar levels and overweight bodies, the only way to take care of it is to gain solid muscle and lose some fat in the process. There is a need to make some lifestyle changes that can help you in both the long and the short run.
Making Insulin Work for You
There’s a hormone in the body which can help you accomplish things, things like efficient and proper distribution of energy and the burning of the right energy sources, e.g. fat instead of glucose. That wonder hormone is insulin. It is what keeps you energized and active. But too much of it and you are looking at another whole set of issues altogether.
If your body has too much insulin, instead of burning fat, the body stores lots of it. It burns glucose, which is far more important for the development of muscles. And not just that but certain health characteristics like moods, appetite and fertility are also thrown out of whack by too much insulin in the body. To avoid excess insulin, people need to avoid sugar-rich food. This includes juices, sodas, beer, candies and even cereal.
Since the body isn’t burning fat, your sugar cravings get bigger because your body burns glucose and screams out for more and more of it. It’s high time you took this imbalance to task as well. Whether you took a sports drink or a health food bar, your body still had a metabolic nightmare that urgently needed fixing. If this craving for sugar continued for a long period of time, you could end up with insulin resistance and that could make your body weight loss harder to achieve.
Here’s what can be done to keep insulin levels and body mass in tiptop condition:
- Get more sunshine. Go out in the sun for at least 20 minutes a day. This can have a good effect on appetite and moods. This can also normalize blood glucose levels and insulin too.
- No need to diet. The biggest problem with dieting is it keeps the body in a state where it stores fat. You don’t need that. What you need is to burn fat. Lowering your food intake is not a solution. Changing your source of energy is. Have more protein-rich foods. Grass fed beef, beans, chicken, and organic salads. Have them regularly.
- At least do some proper exercise in the morning. Even if it is 3 times a week for 40 minutes a session. Interval training with weights is a good idea.
These are some of the things which can make a world of difference in helping you maintain normal insulin levels and take advantage of the body’s natural weight loss capabilities. Make sure to try them out and one day obesity will be history.