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Obesity management: Strategies for success

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Obesity is condition in which excess fat is accumulated in the body. It leads to various medical disorders like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease.
  • Do not set very high goals. Target a reasonable weight loss of half to one kg per week.
  • Adapt family meals to specific needs by adjusting method of preparation and reducing addition of fats.
  • Avoid binges. If you overeat due to social pressures, adjust other meals of the body or of the next day.
  • While eating outside home, select simply prepared items rather than combination dishes. Avoid fried foods, select fruits as desserts rather than halwas, ice-creams, puddings etc.
  • Spread food throughout the day to meet energy needs.

 

 

Obesity management: Strategies for success

 

  • Follow a gradual approach to exercise to get most benefits.
  • Exercise regularly at comfortable pace.
  • Select varied exercises that you enjoy and those that fit your personality and your work schedule.
  • Encourage your family and friends to support you and join you in your activity It is best to inculcate healthy habits in your children when they are young.
  • Challenge yourself. Set short-term and long-term goals and celebrate every success.
  • Do not be discouraged by plateaus. They often occur after some weight loss. Get started again by increasing your exercise.