Most Effective And Overlooked Weight Loss Methods
An increasing number of Indian population is battling with obesity and its counter effects. Being overweight, especially the belly fat is linked with diseases like cardiovascular problems, diabetes, stroke, cholesterol. high blood pressure, gallbladder problems, breathing problems, arthritis, liver problems, all types of cancer and low self-esteem.
Studies have found that even being nine kilos overweight can double your risk of heart attack and triples your risk of cancer.
Here are the three most overlooked weight loss strategies that can help you lose weight super quickly.
Not managing stress
If you are unable to lose weight despite eating right and exercising regularly, stress might be the culprit behind this. Not many people know this but failing to manage stress affects your waistline greatly. In our busy schedules of nine to five or sometimes even nine to 10, we all are bound to experience stress in different levels and in different ways. This stress does not just lead to weight gain but also lowers our immunity, making us susceptible to getting sick.
When in stress, our bodies produce cortisol and stimulate the growth of abdominal fat cells, which increase our belly fat. When we are stressed, our digestion slows down, the immune system goes down and we are unable to sleep. All this leads to overeating,food cravings, poor decision making, drug and alcohol abuse and relationship issues.
So, do not let stress sabotage your weight loss by managing your stress properly by exercising regularly, meditating and being close to nature.
Choosing the wrong salad
The first thing we all do when we start dieting is eating salad all day long. Eating salad is great but the problem occurs when you choose the wrong one.
The idea of a healthy salad is the one which does not have too many toppings and heavy dressings. Your bowl of salad should make you feel satisfied, energized and full and not leave you wanting for more.
Avoid dressings that are loaded with fat, oil and sugar. Do not buy salad dressings from outside and prefer making them on your own. Do not overdo with toppings like cheese, beans, nuts, seeds, animal protein (chicken, shrimp, steak), grain and eggs.
Not getting optimal sleep can play havoc with your hormones, leaving you feeling hungry, cranky and tired all the time. The right quantity and quality of sleep are as important as exercising and eating right. Improper sleep can interfere with the body’s ability to metabolize carbohydrates, which can lead to high blood sugar. High blood sugar can lead to the storage of body fat and insulin resistance.
To get a good night’s sleep, learn to manage your stress levels, do not consume too much caffeine and say no to alcohol.