There are a lot of factors that influence your weight. You need to analyze them all and pinpoint those that are causing your overweight status. Then you can begin to do something about them and engage in weight loss. Remember that a single unbalance can spoil your weight loss efforts. Asses your situation carefully and build yourself an efficient plan for losing weight. Feel free to ask a specialist if you have event the smallest uncertainty.
Unfortunately you can ‘inherit’ your weight. This doesn’t mean that you are born as a very big baby, it just means that some of your genes are more conducive to you weighing more. Your doctor can use a variety of methods to work out whether your weight is hereditary and then advise you on how you can reduce it. So, the best way to deal with hereditary factors of weight loss is to see your doctor for advice.
Hormonal abnormalities that influence weight loss occur when there are imbalances of certain hormones within your body, generally the ones that determine your metabolism. In men in particular, lack of testosterone is a good example of a hormone imbalance that will result in weight gain through a change in metabolism. A good way to increase testosterone is to increase levels of activity; this will also help you burn calories. You should note however that hormone imbalances only affect a very small number of people with weight problems.
Lack of Exercise
Sometimes just watching what you eat isn’t enough to lose weight and you need to exercise. Exercising burns off calories – for most weight loss exercises (jogging for example) you can burn around 600 calories per hour, depending on your weight. There are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat, so even if your diet habits stay the same, you can lose a pound of fat for every 6 hours of exercise.
Eating more calories than your body needs in a day will result in you gaining weight. The recommended amount is 2000 calories a day for women, and 2500 for men. Eating less than this will aid you in losing weight. However, you should note that you should also watch what you eat as well as how much. This is because some foods are particularly bad for you and will increase your weight gain even further; those high in saturated fat for example.
Finally, your lifestyle takes a big part in your weight loss attempts. This area is an overlap of diet and lack of exercise, but applied more to how you live your life. If you have an active job you are more likely to lose weight than if you are at a desk all day. But there are ways to change this; if you do work to a desk every day then decide to walk to work every day, or at least some distance from your car if you can’t walk the whole way. You can also alter your lifestyle by changing your attitude to life – for example, take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator at every possible opportunity.
Following these tips should help you to lose weight effectively.