As you may have guessed, this is a web site dedicated to losing weight. Some of you may already know what to do and the best way to do it. But for others, there may be some questions you have.
Below are some frequently asked questions on the subject of weight loss. I hope it helps.
What would you regard as the best diet for me?
As I have said elsewhere in this site:
What works for one person may not work for you which is why you should always check out resurge ingredients beforehand. However, any diet which promotes eating healthy, low-fat foods while also keeping an eye on the calories will help you to lose weight. There are many diets that fit this description so the choice is yours. There is no ‘best’ diet plan but many of the ones that feature the points mentioned above will help. If you are still unsure, check out top brands for women helping with the diet plans.
What is my ideal weight?
Again, without seeing you in person, it is hard to answer. However, to get a good idea of your ideal weight, you should know your body mass index (also known as BMI). Once you know your ideal BMI, it is easy to see what weight you should be. Take a look at our BMI calculator for more help.
What sort of weight loss targets would be good for me?
It is always better to set your target first and then break it down into smaller targets. As an example, if you would like to lose 50 pounds in 5 months, then you would aim to lose 10 pounds per month or better still, concentrate on losing 2.5 pounds every week. By breaking it down into a weekly target, the goal will seem more achievable and this will also keep you motivated.
How are diabetes and being overweight linked?
When a person is overweight, especially obese, there are many negative ways the body responds. This is usually in the form of illness. One of the illnesses that many overweight people suffer from is diabetes. It has been shown that being just 10% over your recommended weight can greatly increase your risk of diabetes.
What is the best way to cut down on my sugar intake?
That is a good question to ask. It may not be possible to cut out sugar altogether but you can cut down by reducing the amount you have in your tea or coffee. Also, by cutting back on the number of sweets, cakes, and desserts you may have in a normal week. Less sugar will mean a lot fewer calories.
Should I weight myself every day?
The experts tell us you should not weigh yourself more than once per week. However, some of us will weigh ourselves many times in one day. It may be best to try and stick with weighing yourself 2 – 3 times per week at most and no more. Because the weight will go up and down every day, it is hard to know what is going on. By weighing your self at the same time every week, once a week (as an example: every Monday morning at 8.00 am), you should get a more accurate picture of what your weight is doing.
I hate exercise. Do I really need to do it?
You may not like this but the simple answer is YES! It does not have to be an exercise to an Olympic standard. In the majority of cases, something simple like taking a 20-minute walk 3 times every week will be enough. You can also ride a bike to work or use the stairs more instead of the elevator. In conclusion, try and have more activity in your week. It will help to keep the weight off.
Can you explain what a calorie is?
In simple terms, a calorie is a unit of energy. The more calories you eat, the more energy you have. The trouble is that if you can not use burn off the energy you have eaten through your normal daily activities, then the leftover calories (or energy) will turn into fat. The average man should aim to eat no more than 2500 calories per day and a woman should eat no more than 2000 calories per day. Once more than this is eaten, then it will need to be used up through activity or it will turn to fat.
Can I lose weight without changing what I eat?
Yes, but only if you are currently eating fewer calories than you use every day. If you normally use 2500 calories (or if you are a woman, 2000 calories) every day through normal living, then if you are eating fewer calories than you are using, you will lose weight. However, if you are eating more than these amounts, then you will need to change what you eat.
What type of food should I include in my normal eating plan?
You should try to have a healthy but balanced diet with some variety. But you should include foods such as wholegrain foods, fish, vegetables, fruit, and water. This list is by no means extensive but if you can include these food groups with other aspects of your diet, then you will be going fine.