Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk for the development of various health conditions such as some types of cancer, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, infertility, osteoarthritis, back pain, depression, sleep disorders and more.
Health Benefits of losing weight
Research has shown that losing just 10% of your body weight or less can have huge benefits to your health. Lowering body weight can reverse or prevent diabetes; lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; and improve sleep apnea and other sleep problems. Even study shows 90% of diabetes; 80% of heart disease; and 60% of cancers are preventable with healthier lifestyles and normal body weights.
How do you lose weight?
The best way to lose weight is to make small, realistic changes to your diet and the amount of exercise you do. The World Health Organization recommended that people combine a reduction of processed foods high in saturated fats, sugar and salt and caloric content of the diet with an increase in physical activity.
Cut down your total calorie's requirement a little can help lose weight gradually and safely. You can use the calculator in this page to know how much energy you require daily. What amount you need to cut down and what will be the expected weight drop in a week?
Weight loss calculator
You just need to enter your weight, height, age, gender and level of physical activity. The calculator will suggest you a solution for safer weight loss with your body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (BMR), daily calorie's requirement, ideal body weight range and calorie distribution between three meals & snacks (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks).
As per Ayurveda (Indian traditionaly medicinal system) start a day with more calories that is eat like a King in the breakfast, eat like a Queen in the lunch, and pauper in the dinner. Why, because sunlight and your digestion are closely related; digestion is strong during the daytime up to 12 p.m. thereafter it starts dropping. It is preferable to take your breakfast around 8 a.m., lunch around 1 p.m. and dinner around 7 p.m. Old age people in India are healthy by following this Ayurveda style of eating. Why don't you? Additionally, it has confirmed by clinical studies that people taking big breakfast (50% calories) has experienced higher weight loss compared with people taking big dinner (50% calories).