Fundamentals are the key in loosing weight

by Medindia Content Team on  September 25, 2005 at 12:45 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Fundamentals are the key in loosing weight
It is a Herculean task to lose the excess weight that one has to carry like excess baggage everywhere. Numerous techniques are flooding the market but the best way is that adopted earlier that is the basic principle which is to cut down on the extra calories. Obesity is a big problem these days.

Calorie counting - and calorie restriction - should be the mainstay of approach towards weight control.

With so many dietary plans jostling for attention - low carb, low fat, high fiber and the like - it's easy to lose sight of the key issue. To lose weight - and fat in particular - one needs to be putting out a few more calories than taking in.

It helps to take hold of some simple figures - namely, you need to aim for a calorie deficit of 3,500 a week to lose a pound of fat. That is, eat 500 fewer calories a day - equivalent to a dessert - or burn 500 calories more a day, with an hour of swimming or riding on an exercise bike. Or, better, go for a combination of the two - less food, more exercise. This, say the experts, is probably the simplest and most effective approach to weight loss.

Source: Mayo Clinic Women's Health

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