Various Methods of Weight Management
Weight management means following the good old rule of ‘prevention is better then cure’. You’re better off watching your weight consistently, rather than reaching some important day in your life and realizing the dream out fit just won’t fit. Weight management is not as scary as it sounds. It can even be fun.
Here’s how you do it:
1.Get Committed: The extent to which you will succeed in managing your weight depends entirely on you. The first and most important step is getting committed. Commit yourself to good health. Weight management is beyond any shallow concept of just ‘apparent physical beauty’. This all about your right to a healthy, enjoyable life. Everyday remind yourself what a blessing good health is, how much you deserve to be thus blessed.
2.Know your body: get to know yourself. Find out what should be your ideal, normal healthy weight, what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is, are you overweight, underweight or normal weight? The answer to all these questions will tell you what areas you need to work on.
3.Analyze your diet: make a thorough analysis your current diet. What are you eating from each of the food categories; carbohydrates, fats and proteins? How much of each category are you eating? Which makes up most of your diet?
4.Consult your physician: discuss your findings with your physician. Discuss your goals and get the doctor’s professional opinion on it.
5.Plan a Balanced Diet: you may either consult a professional dietician to help you design a perfectly balanced diet according to your preferences, or gather enough information to make one for yourself. The balanced diet contains larger proportions of high quality protein such as white meat, highly fibrous foods, minerals found in green vegetables, and healthy fats like olive oil.
6.Plan a routine: once you’ve decided that your going to manage your weight, had necessary input from professional, it’s time to make a proper routine that you will adhere to. Give your body the importance it deserves and think ahead about what you want to accomplish. Set realistic targets and strive sincerely to achieve them.
7.Start slow: don’t jump on the fitness rollercoaster. Take things slow at first. Before setting out to get abs do small exercises. Brisk morning walks, jogging, casual cycling, etc are the way to go.
8.Enjoy what you do: take up activities you enjoy doing and do them with the people and company you like. For instance, if you’ve always loved horse-riding or hiking, join clubs made especially for these activities. Get your good friends to join as well.
9.Watch-out for health shows: some TV Channels really go to the length of seeking expert health advice from the best doctors and health experts. Watch out such programs and listen to what they say. Don’t self medicate, but discuss new areas with your physician as well as note down general advice that may be a simple change in routine with very pleasant results.
10.Build Muscle: even if you’re normal weight, building muscle will keep you in shape. The increased stamina will result in better heart conditions and overall health will also improve.
11.Be consistent in your routine: never get carried away, and don’t let yourself give up. Even if you’ve decided on half kilometer walks daily, stick to it no matter what.
Remember, your health is in your hands.