According to Health Affairs 2009, an obese person spends about $ 1,429 more for health care that a people with normal weight. Being overweight will also increase your susceptibility to many lifestyle diseases. So better take stock now, and get ready to shed all those extra pounds while there is still time, otherwise be ready to shell out extra cash on health care costs.
Easy Slimming Diet Tips
Trying to lose weight and slim down? Keep falling off the wagon? Here are some simple and easy tips to help you lose weight:
Calculate BMR: Calculate how many calories your body actually needs to function properly. The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) will help you calculate the right amount.
BMR=Body Weight (lbs) x 15 + (moderate activity in minutes per day) x 3.5
After calculating the BMR, set your calorie intake target to 500 below the calculated BMR.
Watch Out for Portion Size: While having meals take care to not pile up your plate with huge portions. At restaurants portions are usually large, but that does not mean you have to polish off everything. Simply take the leftover portion home.
Have Fruits and Vegetables: Make sure that you eat a minimum of 5 servings of vegetables and fruits each day. Vegetables and fruits are full of beneficial vitamins, fibers and anti-oxidants. This also helps to fill you up quicker and make you feel fuller and less hungry. More importantly, as they are also low in calories, they will help to keep the calorie count low.
Have Fresh Wholesome Food: Try and avoid processed or packaged foods like fast food and purchase more of fresh wholesome food stuff. Processed foods are also high in fat and sodium content, which ultimately turns out be unhealthy. Eat as much home cooked food as possible and try to avoid eating out on a regular basis.
Exercise: An exercise regimen of about 30 to 60 minutes per day can work wonders for your health and help you lose weight. Apart from that add some weight exercises to the normal exercise regimen twice a week. This will also help burn up those unwanted calories.
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