Many of us are for­ev­er in doubt: do I look good enough, do I need to lose a cou­ple of kg by the sum­mer? How to under­stand that you need to lose weight? Why diets do not work and what is the most dan­ger­ous way to lose weight? Get an expert opin­ion!

All the nuances of los­ing weight were told to us by the doc­tor and immuno-dietol­o­gist Olga Vladimirov­na Malliani.

How to understand that you need to lose weight

The eas­i­est way to deter­mine whether your body weight is nor­mal or not is using the for­mu­la for cal­cu­lat­ing BMI — body mass index. This is a sim­ple for­mu­la where m is body weight and h is height in meters.

In accor­dance with WHO rec­om­men­da­tions, the fol­low­ing inter­pre­ta­tion of BMI indi­ca­tors has been devel­oped:

The index is also used to decide whether to use anti-obe­si­ty drugs. For pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes, this for­mu­la is not suit­able.

Who should not rush to lose weight

A high BMI can be asso­ci­at­ed with devel­oped mus­cles, and in this case, of course, you don’t need to “lose weight”. Also, the issues of los­ing weight should be left for lat­er to preg­nant and lac­tat­ing women, ado­les­cents dur­ing puber­ty, with acute infec­tious dis­eases, dur­ing the recov­ery peri­od after oper­a­tions and frac­tures.

But I will allow myself to eval­u­ate the effec­tive­ness of weight loss diets from the point of view of immuno-dietol­ogy — the direc­tion of med­i­cine that I prac­tice.

Why is the diet not working?

Excess weight is often a mark­er of latent food intol­er­ance. This is an over­load reac­tion of two body sys­tems — immune and excre­to­ry.

What’s happening in terms of immunity?

A per­son con­sumes foods that he is not able to digest due to indi­vid­ual char­ac­ter­is­tics, his body pro­duces anti­bod­ies in an increased mode.

What happens to the excretory system?

To dis­pose of slag, stag­nant flu­id, the body must find some place — a depot. In prin­ci­ple, it can be any tis­sue, but it is safest to store immuno­genic mate­ri­als in the fat lay­er. This is always reversible, unlike, for exam­ple, stor­age in the joints, where inflam­ma­tion → arthri­tis → destruc­tion begins.

There are many such pit­falls. A per­son who is los­ing weight should under­stand which foods are not digest­ed in his body. If, for exam­ple, it is egg white, then you should not be sur­prised that you can’t lose weight when your train­er switch­es you to pro­tein shakes. In this case, you lose ener­gy, get flu­id reten­tion, and some­times an increase in mass.

How to lose weight without harm to health?

By iden­ti­fy­ing which foods are bad for you and elim­i­nat­ing them from your diet, you can lose weight with­out count­ing calo­ries and debil­i­tat­ing diets! And above all, with­out harm to their own health, which often hap­pens with adher­ents of var­i­ous new­fan­gled diets from blog­gers on Insta­gram.

Should You Use Diet Pills?

Of course, there are a num­ber of phar­ma­co­log­i­cal drugs for weight loss and the treat­ment of obe­si­ty. How­ev­er, the sad expe­ri­ence in the devel­op­ment of such com­pli­ca­tions as insom­nia, overex­ci­ta­tion of the ner­vous sys­tem, dis­or­ders of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract and endocrine glands, as well as unfore­seen adverse long-term effects of tak­ing such drugs, sug­gests that they are best avoid­ed. What can not be said about the nat­ur­al prod­ucts that moth­er nature gives us.

What to choose for weight loss: sports or proper nutrition

Herbal blends that enhance fat burn­ing can be a seri­ous and safe help in the fight for an ide­al fig­ure. Add to this an indi­vid­u­al­ly designed pro­gram of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and voila — the first 3–4 kg are lost! And this is the most opti­mal amount of dropped kg per month.

You can’t lose weight quick­ly. It is nec­es­sary to lose weight sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly and com­pre­hen­sive­ly, tak­ing into account the basic laws of the func­tion­ing of the human body. For exam­ple, there is a cer­tain pat­tern of hor­mone pro­duc­tion. There are hor­mones whose lev­els rise at cer­tain hours, regard­less of our desire. At 13:00, the lev­el of the fat-burn­ing hor­mone adiponectin is the high­est — train! And in the evening — the king­dom of insulin. Every­thing that is eat­en high in car­bo­hy­drates will go into fat.

Eat right! And may the aware­ness be with you!

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