WEIGHT LOSS: 8 Super Important Questions You Must Ask Yourself

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Weight Loss Questions and Answers

1. Can being overweight lead to health problems?

Big Fat -> Yes.

overweight health risks

Ang dami dami mong maaring maging sakin kung ikaw ay mataba at overweight!

Dapat nating bantayan ang ating timbang para sa ating kalusugan!

Being overweight is linked to a number of health problems, including:

  • Heart disease and stroke,
  • High blood pressure,
  • Diabetes,
  • Cancer,
  • Gallbladder disease and
  • gallstones,
  • Osteoarthritis,
  • Gout, and
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for a short time during sleep) and asthma.

2. How do I know if I am obese?

body mass index

Obesity is defined as an excess proportion of total body fat.

A person is considered obese when his or her Body Mass Index (BMI) is equal to or greater than 30.

Check and refer to the image above upang malaman mo kung ikaw ba ay underweight, normal or obese.

3. Is any fat healthy?

healthy fat

A certain amount of fat in the diet is good and necessary to be healthy.

However, nutrition experts agree that most Americans should eat less fat than they currently do.

When you do eat fat, make sure it is primarily unsaturated fat, such as fat that comes from nuts, grains, and vegetable sources like olive oil.

4. What steps should I take to lose weight?

First, decide you want to permanently lose weight. Second, educate yourself.

Third, have a realistic weight loss goal in mind.

Lastly, formulate a structured weight loss plan with your doctor and receive proper follow-up.

5. What type of exercise is the best?

Hindi naman talaga mahalaga kung anong klaseng physical exercise ang gamin mo —sports, planned exercise, household chores, yard work, or work-related tasks—all are beneficial.

Over the past few years, exercise advertisements, have targeted simplified exercise routines for weight reduction and maintenance.

Some exercise advertisements sell the belief that one machine will work your entire body and give you the results you need.

However, many of these machines may only be good for one type of conditioning, such as cardiovascular.

These machines also have limitations to the type of exercise you can do and they are not appropriate for everyone.

To determine the best type of exercise program for you, talk to your doctor and a certified athletic trainer.

6. How much exercise should I do?

Studies show that even the most inactive people can gain significant health benefits if they accumulate just 30 minutes or more of physical activity per day.

For the greatest overall health benefits, experts suggest 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most (and preferably all) days of the week.

Doing aerobic activity for most of the days and strength (anaerobic) training two to three days of the week is recommended for best results.

If you have been inactive for a while, you may want to start with less strenuous activities such as walking or swimming at a comfortable pace.

Beginning at a slow pace will allow you to become physically fit without straining your body.

Once you are in better shape, you can gradually do more strenuous activity.

7. What is weight cycling and is it harmful?

Weight cycling is the repeated loss and regain of body weight. When weight cycling is the result of dieting, it is called “yo-yo” dieting.

A weight cycle can range from small weight losses and gains (5-10 lbs. per cycle). Some experts believe that weight cycling may be harmful to your health.

Yo-yo dieters frequently regain fat instead of muscle which can slow down weight loss efforts in the future.

Some believe that staying at one weight is better than weight cycling, even for those people who are obese.

However, there is no convincing evidence to support these claims.

8. How do I spot a fad diet?

While there’s no set approach to identifying a fad diet, many have the following characteristics:

· Recommendations that promise quick weight loss.

· Dire warnings of dangers from a single weight loss product or regimen.

· Claims that sound too good to be true.

· Simplistic conclusions drawn from a complex research study.

· Recommendations based on a single study.

· Dramatic statements that are refuted by reputable scientific organizations.

· Lists of “good” and “bad” foods.

· Recommendations made to help sell a weight loss product.

· Recommendations based on studies published without review by other researchers.

· Recommendations from studies that ignore differences among individuals or groups.

· Eliminating one or more of the five food groups.


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