Obesity has taken a toll on the life of Australians and other nationalities alike. Weight gain reasons have been associated with ageing, stress, genetics, and lifestyles. But being overweight is not only a matter of aesthetics for many. It is the health related conditions it brings about which concerns most people.
Not only does excessive weight make someone look unattractive, but it can cause chronic diseases which may lead to either a lifetime maintenance or expensive and rigid treatment. Diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart conditions, some types of cancers and osteoarthritis are just a few of them. So losing the excessive kilos is a concern which should be taken seriously by anyone.
Having the right knowledge when it comes to food and exercise is the first step to successful weight loss. For example, in a naturopath clinic, a meal plan is provided to patients. This meal plan consists of balanced protein, fat and carbohydrates which are both satisfying and filling.
The meal plans can also be used for sharing with the whole family. Thorough planning and study are brought into the creation of these meal plans to make sure they fit the needs of individual patients. This is the primary essence of Naturopathy or natural healing. Naturopathy experts on the Gold Coast and other locations know this.
So it is very easy to think yourself thin. Here are some more suggestions you can try at home:
Eat a good hearty breakfast. A nutritionally balanced breakfast will not only give you the drive to start your day, it will also help you curb any cravings. Cravings are not signals from your mind that you are hungry, it is just your mind’s way of telling you that you love certain types of food. A good, healthy breakfast will tell your mind that you already have enough energy to last you for the day.
Use blue items. The shade of Blue is not associated to any kind of food except blueberries. So seeing the shade of Blue can actually help to ease the hungry feeling. Some health experts even suggest the use of Blue sunglasses while eating to suppress appetite.
This is a way to tell your mind and stomach that the food you are seeing is not appetising so it can prevent you from overeating. Blue is also associated with feelings of serenity and calmness.
Know what, and how much you eat. As mentioned earlier, when you consult with a Naturopath clinic about your health and weight concerns, most of the time a meal plan is suggested. Meal planning involves looking into getting the right amount of nutrients from the food you eat. It also means just eating the right amount of food each meal.
One way to control the amount of food you eat each meal time is by being conscious of how full you already are. Some health experts suggest that you eat until you feel that you are 80% full. This way, you give your mind enough time to receive the signal from your stomach that you are full, which usually takes about 20 minutes. After that amount of time, you will probably feel satisfied and will not need to eat any more.
For more information, please view our Obesity / Weight Loss page.