Sunday, January 29, 2012

Steps to Overcome Obesity

In the world of junk foods, fizzy drinks, stressful environment and super fast life there is bound to be lapses in maintaining health. The result of ignorance is obesity. Once obesity strikes, you can't sit quite and be oblivious to the problems it throws upon you. You start exercising heavily, adhere to awkward diet, pop up pills and follow advices of some money grabbing weight loss institution. As a result, not only do you lose money, you lose peace of mind. Fitness programs like a boot camp would give you desirable results in losing weight but still you have to be careful about your habits you follow in day today life.

Food habits
The main culprit of obesity in today's fast-paced life is junk food. Foods like pizzas, burgers, chips and fries contain more fat producing substance than any other food. Stuff your plate with more vegetables and fruits; once you make a habit of eating them, you will easily forget your cravings for junk food. Vegetables and fruits contain fibers that absorb the unwanted fat from your body. Maintain a time table for having food, and avoid skipping your meals. Having small quantity of food at intervals is good rather than having large quantity of food at once.

Drinking habits
Myth: drinking more water keeps your body healthy. Fact: your body is designed to ask the amount of water it needs. So drinking water beyond the capacity of your body is not useful. But having other drinks when you are thirsty is harmful. Fizzy drinks, hot beverages and alcoholic drinks are not alternatives for water. They not only contain unhealthy ingredients, they produce harmful effects on the body when consumed with junk foods. Avoid having other drinks when you are thirsty. Instead, rejuvenate yourself with coconut water or just plain water.

TV and PC habits
Sitting in front of TV or PC with the movie playing and munching on popcorn, chips, fries bowl after bowl sounds exciting. But it is fatal to the body which bears the brunt of your excitement. Researchers have found that people gobble up more junk food when sitting in front of TV or PC. Avoid eating while watching TV or working on PC. Fill your bowl with fruits if you can't avoid it.

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