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The Proper Way Of Losing Weight

Apr 7, 2008
Everyone has heard of the very famous dieting pills. These things have gained notoriety and recognition because of the endorsements made by many known stars, both in the Philippines and internationally.

Because of this, many people are led to believe that one can lose weight by just taking these pills. However, there is no instant way to losing weight. It takes discipline, and patience. What most people don't know is that the stars promoting these said pills have gained their desirable physiques not just through pills, but through other routines for losing weight. These routines include exercise, and proper dieting.

But why does one have to lose weight? Why not let fat people just stay the way they are now?

Mental and Physical Effects of Too Much Fat In Our Body

Our body uses fat to store calories, which are then burned by the body and converted into a form of energy. However, there is an optimal amount of fat that should be present in the body. Any excess of this level will be destructive and not good for the body.

Having too much fat means there is too much cholesterol in the body. Although the body uses cholesterol for certain functions, having too much of it in the blood could clog the lining of the blood vessels. This clogging could result to higher levels of blood pressure, which could then lead to problems and diseases related to the heart.

Being obese or overweight can also cause social and psychological problems for a person. A person who is fat could be subject to ridicule by his or her peers, especially during the teenage years when one can be persecuted for being simply different from the rest. This could result to emotional and self-esteem problems, including depression that also could lead to heart problems as well as ulcers.

Losing Weight Through Exercise and Proper Diet

Exercise helps a person greatly in his quest to shed off weight and fat. This is because exercise causes the body to burn the calories (and hence, the fat) to use as energy for the movements. That is why we sweat when exercise, because the body is literally burning off the fat in our muscles.

Exercise speeds up the body's metabolism so it can digest and convert food into energy faster, preventing the accumulation of body fat. With a faster metabolism, one becomes more conscious about his food intake. Because of this, he can effectively control his diet to prevent taking in more nutrients than his body needs.

Exercise is always coupled with a proper diet. To keep up with the momentum of the fat lost through exercise, one must prevent reacquiring the fat by eating more than what is required. Proper diet also means that you have to eat on time.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is through breakfast that you take in reserves of calories that you would as a source of energy later on during the day. Thus, it is during breakfast that one should eat a lot, and not during lunch and especially not during dinner.
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