FOR PEOPLE WITH WEIGHT ISSUES Archives

Self Management Education and tools for people looking to reduce weight as well as manage health risks associated with excess weight

Diet tips for planning a healthy diet for weight loss

You can go for calorie restriction of up to 1000 calories per day if you are highly motivated but for most people a restriction of 500 calories/day is much more sustainable.

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Prediabetes: detecting this early can mean preventing diabetes

In most people, type 2 diabetes is preceded by a prediabetes, which eventually progresses to diabetes in a few years. Controlling the lifestyle factors leading to prediabetes can help you in preventing  diabetes

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Setting healthy weight loss goals

How much weight can I lose in a week or in a month’, is often the prime most concern for people planning to lose weight. But setting unrealistic goals not only sets you up for disappointment but also can harm your health!

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BMI ranges to define obesity / overweight for Indians

BMI is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in an individual, and then categorize that person as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese based on that value.

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Obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes: the full spectrum of insulin resistance metabolic disorders

Obesity, the technical word for being ‘fat’ is defined as a BMI of 25 or more for people of Indian subcontinent and it increase not only your chance of prediabetes, diabetes and metabolic syndrome but also death from all causes (health risks of obesity)

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Manage harmful effects of obesity while trying to lose weight

For people who are overweight or obese and trying to lose weight, often the focus on losing kilos and inches obviates their focus on keeping healthy.

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Overweight and obese people: know your health risks

Obesity is a rapidly growing condition among affluent Indians.  It is a significant contributor to the diabetes and heart disease in Indian people. The severity of insulin resistance, which is the central health problem in obesity, is higher in Indians than white Caucasians.

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Weight loss motivation: how to keep it up

Weight loss inspiration comes to us easily; all of us have tried to lose the flab one time or the other! But this inspiration often fails to convert into sustainable weight loss motivation and we get back to our old ways soon!

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How to keep off weight gain and maintain weight loss

Studies  show that weight loss results in a concomitant decline in body’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of about 8 kcal/lb (nearly half kilo)lost/day. This drop in BMR, which has been termed ‘energy gap’ is the reason for maintaining a lower calorie  intake in the long term for sustained weight loss.

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Exercise for weight loss: how much and what type?

Exercise or any form of physical activity is good for obese or overweight people; even exercise below the recommended levels and household work is good!

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How to reduce weight: healthy weight loss tips

Being overweight not only impacts your self confidence and social currency, but also puts you at a number of harmful effects of obesity. Most of us are keen to reduce weight,  but it seems like an uphill task. Well it is, to some extent!

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