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!
Be healthy and fit)