Losing weight is a matter of perspiration matched with perseverance. Weight gain is not only a physical problem but the roots may be deeper. It can be a cause of or a result of psychological implication. As certain people tend to gain weight when they are under depression; while certain section of people comes under depression after gaining weight. Which so ever way it is, the important thing is to keep a close watch over gaining weight. It silently lays down the foundation for certain other serious ailments, viz. Hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis etc.
Before starting any weight loss programme it is important to keep following features in mind:
Broadly it has three constituents-
1. Work out- first thing to keep in mind is that nothing can replace a good work out session. It is one of the most effective and suitable method of losing weight. There are several exercise regimens that can be followed. But the best way is to have a diverse plan of action. As it is not only more effective, but it also helps to break down the monotony. This in turn makes the weight loss programme interesting and minimizes the chances of quitting.
Various activities that can be incorporated are- brisk walking, jogging, cardiovascular exercises, yoga, aerobics etc. one can choose as per convenience and interest.
2. Diet plan- it is also one of the crucial thing to keep check on. There is no use of going on crash dieting, as it only deteriorates one’s health. Even if there is a weight loss, it tends to bounce back as soon as one goes on normal eating habits. The suggested way is to keep check on the total carbohydrate and fat intake. It is always advisable to avoid fried and oily food. But eating healthy is equally important. Food with higher calorie values should better be resisted e.g. chocolates; red meat etc. junk food should also be shunned from one's menu.
3. Perseverance- the last but not the least thing is to strictly follow the programme and never leave in midst of the path. As it may take a bit more than longer but if done with full heart and faith, success is sure to reach.
In the end it is always better to lose weight than mind.