Losing Weight – Factors to Consider
There are many reasons why being overweight is bad for your health. It can, for example, cause or aggravate type 2 diabetes. Obesity is also a risk factor for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. So what do you have to do to lose weight? Eat less and move more is the trite answer usually received by someone who is overweight. Of course you can lose weight by reducing the food you eat (energy intake) or increasing the amount of exercise you get (energy output). But the problem of effective weight-loss is much more complex than simply changing the balance between the calories you consume and the calories you expend in your daily activities. The search for an effective weight-loss formula requires answers to these four questions:
- Does genetics play a role in your weight problems and, if so, what can you do about it?
- How many calories do you need to cut from your diet to lose one pound or kilogram?
- What are the best types of foods (carbs, fats or proteins) to cut for losing weight?
- Is exercise much good in helping you lose weight or for keeping weight off?
Paul D Kennedy is a type 2 diabetic. He used his skills as an international consultant and researcher to find a way to control his diabetes using diet alone and, about seven years ago, he stopped taking medications to control his blood glucose levels. You can find out more from beating-diabetes.com or by contacting Paul at email@example.com. His book Beating Diabetes is available as a Kindle e-book or a printed book from Amazon. The printed edition is also available from Create Space online book store.
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