There’s nothing magical about dieting the natural way. It’s just about finding your natural balance between the amount of calories you absorb through eating with the calories required to maintain your healthy lifestyle. If you constantly absorb more calories than you burn in maintaining your body functions and your activity level your body will store excess calories in the form of fat.
Your body’s need to store fat is the result of your evolutionary tendency to build-up a nutritional storage to help the body survive during times of anticipated scarcity.
However most people today, thanks to high tech modern farming and distribution systems, are guaranteed a constant supply of food. In fact the food supply in most Western countries now exceeds people’s basic nutritional needs. In addition the over commercialization of the food supply tends to tempt people into unhealthy – overeating habits – lifestyles. The results of an unhealthy diet, which leads to obesity, also increases your risk of suffering from:
» Cardiovascular disease
» Gastric upsets
» Fatty liver
» Certain types of cancers
Many of these diseases are associated with the aging process. Hence it may be generally stated that a straight correlation between unhealthy eating and the acceleration of aging. In addition being overweight can lead to many physical and psychological burdens, including a lowered self-esteem, self pity and a lack of motivation and social interaction.
The myth that fat people have happy dispositions may of evolved hundreds of hundreds of years ago when the average individual perpetually lived close to the threat of starvation – and the odd few overweight people were deemed to be in socially prefigured positions. However today when food is plentiful and our society pays more and more homage to a sportive – youth culture, those of rubinese statue no longer appear socially so comfortable.
The equation of weight gain or loss is simple. Consume more calories than required to maintain a healthy lifestyle and you gain weight. To gain or loss weight is simply adjusting the balance between calorie input and consumption.
We can approach the objective of maintaining a healthy weight technically by referring to the BMI, which correlates weight versus height with adjustments for lifestyle activity levels and attune calorie consumed per day to neither gain or loss weight. However, this is a tedious procedure.
In practice it’s a lot easily to feel if you are at our current weight (all you need is honestly and a full length mirror). When we are at our correct weight you will feel comfortable with yourself, full of vitality and motivated to enjoy life to the full.