Obesity and Weight Gain
Obesity is one of the major health issues facing people today in the UK and around the world. Being overweight or obese can put you at increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, and unfortunately, obesity is on the increase.
Losing even a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your health. For example it can:
- Increase your energy levels
- Help you to move about more easily
- Reduce breathlessness
- Reduce joint pain
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease
Doctors and nutritionists recognise that when you eat foods that have a low GI (i.e. foods which cause minimal increase in blood sugar levels) the carbohydrates in the food are absorbed by your body at a relatively slow rate and your feelings of hunger and food cravings can be reduced. With a reduced desire to eat to excess, you can have better control of your eating and therefore your weight.
The high GI of some foods you may eat (such as fruit, bread, cereal or snacks, like chocolate) means the carbohydrates they contain are absorbed by your body at a faster rate (than occurs with low GI foods). However, adding low glycaemic index foods to your meal can reduce your subsequent hunger cravings.
Lipotrim weight management foods have been specially formulated so that they provide you with a unique combination of high soluble fibre/low GI foods to help reduce your hunger pangs while providing the full range of nutrients your body needs for a normal, active life.
We are all living in a society where delicious, tempting and highly desirable foods are readily available and in great abundance.
The average person, at rest, uses little more than one Calorie a minute, but a single biscuit can provide enough energy to power the body for well over an hour. And a bar of chocolate, at around 300 calories, will normally sustain our energy needs for about five hours.
So, it's very easy to eat more than your body actually needs and to lose control. Weight management requires control of your eating over a long period of time. Without control, weight gain is usually inevitable.
The reason why weight is such a problem is that most people underestimate the strength of the drive to get food when food is restricted. The hunger drive is perhaps the single most powerful biological instinct we have.
The mere mention of the word 'diet' can be enough to stimulate hunger. In effect our bodies can act as if they are addicted to food. Losing weight is very similar to treating an addiction.
The Lipotrim Weight Management Programme can give you the results you want, but you need to follow the programme strictly, and put aside any dieting preconceptions you may have from previous attempts to lose weight.
Did you know?
Obese women are almost 13 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-obese women and obese men are nearly 5 times more likely to develop the illness.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful measure to find out whether you are a healthy weight for your height or considered to be overweight or obese. Your BMI is also useful to work out your ideal/target weight before you embark on a weight loss programme.