The topic of weight is an
invariable topic in most meetings. If you meet a friend after a long time, the
initial greetings are often followed by: "You've lost weight" or "You've put on
weight". It's no wonder then that some women are obsessed with their weight.
An ideal weight
is every woman's dream. It is also
extremely desirable from the health point of view. But even more important is to achieve a healthy weight. Some suffer from eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, where they starve themselves to lose weight and bulimia,
where they throw up excess food. On the other hand, we have women who are
not at all concerned about their weight or their fitness levels. Their
excessive weight puts them at a risk of several diseases like heart disease,
diabetes, arthritis and so on.
The Healthy Weight Day on
and The Healthy Weight Week held between January 19 and
25 are primarily held in the United States to discourage the obsession with
severe weight loss in an unhealthy manner. Women are encouraged to live healthy
and accept their natural weight and at the same time, avoid unhealthy diet
practices using weight-loss plans that could do more harm than good.
Weight Loss Tips for Women
Most people are aware of the
best methods to lose or maintain weight. But sometimes, they are either too
lazy to follow them or they want quick and visible results. Here are some
healthy weight loss tips that are often advised:
physically active throughout the day. Make time for a regular fitness regimen,
even if it means a brief, quick walk every day
adequate food to satisfy your requirement of calories per day, but don't
overeat even if the food is tempting. Don't starve yourself either as there is a
chance that you may overeat later
sure that the calories come from healthy foods; avoid junk whenever possible.
Include salads in your meals
intake of saturated fats, simple sugars and alcohol
- If you
wish to diet and lose excess weight, take the professional help of a dietitian.
But first confirm that the weight is excess for your height
sure that any weight-loss regimen that you
follow is aimed at bringing a gradual rather than a sudden reduction in weight
plenty of water
medications for losing weight. These are associated with several side effects