Are you feeling overweight right now? You are not alone. Millions of men and women worldwide face issues of weight loss and obesity. The trick is overcoming that so you can feel better.
You could wind up with things like arthritis and high blood pressure later (if you are not careful). It can also lead to leg and knee injuries if diabetes enters the picture. Losing weight not just a physical thing. It is a mental thing too.
How do you conquer that pain and lose the weight?
- Try to slow down when you eat. Too many of us (myself included) are guilty of chewing too fast. Our stomachs take a while to digest food. Eating slowly and reducing your portion sizes will go a long way to reducing the weight. It is not going to be an overnight success, but you will get there. Eating too fast (according to multiple studies) will lead to excess weight gain compared to those who eat slowly.
- Get plenty of exercise. Now some of you might be dealing with issues like arthritis. Go slowly and be less intensive. All it takes is a few moments of leg exercises daily to build some muscle. Knee exercises like bending and stretching are good too.
- Take your time with this. This will be a slow process, and you need to accept that.
- Protein matters for weight loss. You can find protein in many foods like peanut butter, chicken, and fish. A few large spoonfuls of peanut butter daily can really help. You do not want to overeat because then you will face stomach issues. Remember that your stomach needs time to process the foods you eat. Studies have also concluded that adding proteins (like peanut butter, almonds, fish, chicken and yogurt) will help with weight loss, even if you do not exercise much or pay much attention to restricting your calories. We are not suggesting that you abandon calorie restriction or exercising, but the protein will help with or without it.
- Please try to be mindful of the unhealthy foods you eat. As you get older, you might have to decrease the amounts of junk you eat. That is not a bad thing by the way. Try smaller plates. It tricks your mind into thinking you are eating more than you really are.