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Don’t Wait to Lose Weight!

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Imagine this – you are in your mid-twenties, you have been enjoying life, you don’t have restrictions with food, cuisines, sugar, salt, or any other substance. You eat out frequently, and you have a few spoilt lifestyle choices. You often skip breakfast, thanks to your hectic work that pays you a fairly handsome amount of money that you spend nurturing your taste buds, and comforting yourself.

You can see a little belly curving out of your abdomen, sometimes you find yourself chubbier than your college days, just a little. But you hardly fall ill, except for when you have an ice cream after getting drenched, or drink too much alcohol on a Friday night, or go just a little under the weather.

Should you worry? Well, if you are smart, you say you shouldn’t. But if you’re a little more observant, you will think before you answer this.

So, what are the questions you must ask yourself before deciding should you worry or not.

The Obesity Checklist:

  • Ask yourself, do you feel tired very often? Almost every day? Even after having a good night’s sleep? Does your morning coffee fail to give you the kick you need to be productive at work? Chances are that you’re at risk.
  • Do you complain of joint pain? Do you feel difficult to cope up the morning after an intense game of squash? You are doing something wrong. Either your diet, your sleep cycles, or your exercise schedule is nowhere close to what it must be.

Obesity is not just about those extra kilos!

Irrespective of what’s your body mass index and what the weighing machine says, you should never ignore these symptoms. You might be a little above your BMI, (body mass index) but you could be at a higher risk. A strong recommendation is to get a quick health check done.

People who classify as Stage I obese (people with BMI of more than 30.0) are at the risk of:

  1. Coronary heart diseases
  2. Type II diabetes
  3. Psychological imbalance that might lead to depression, etc.

What to do?

  • Apart from your physician, your dietician is your best friend at this stage. They can help you set goals as to how much weight can you reduce and at the same time, how to keep your nutrition on point. While your physician can predict the intensity of the problem, the dietitian could make a schedule for you. Making sure that the schedule is followed is obviously your responsibility.
  • Fix upon your sleep and exercise schedule. A lot of times your dietitian will also help you with when to eat apart from what to eat. They will also suggest you the superfoods, which are to be consumed before or after the physical activity.

Once you have a medication and a diet plan, it is your time to implement and monitor it. Be on your toes when it comes to monitoring the progress. If possible, have a weighing machine, a BP monitor, or any other necessary equipment. Track your progress, set goals, see whether you are on track or not. If not, discuss it with your doctors, and figure out the reason. And above all, be honest while you share things with them.

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