Obesity has become a national epidemic in the UK. If you suffer from excess fat, you need to become part of the solution, not the problem. Contrary to what people think, being excessively fat is abnormal. Worst of all however, is that excess fat will make you unhealthy and may even kill you. Do you want your loved ones to mourn you?
It is possible for you to overcome health problems related to excess fat. You can do this by changing your lifestyle slowly and incorporating healthier habits.
So, how do you become healthier?
Get Enough Sleep
Serotonin is a hormone whose levels are affected by the amount of sleep that you get. These hormones are mood enhancers. When you have them in large quantities, you will feel happier and more relaxed. However, when the levels of serotonin go down, your mood will worsen.
A bad mood forces your body to try to compensate to make you feel better. That is how you end up with food cravings, which result in emotional eating. Because your body does not really need the food you eat in excess, it ends up storing it in form of excess fat. This will lead to an increase in the very health problems you are trying to deal cut down.
By simply increasing your sleeping hours, you will help your body raise its Serotonin levels. This in turn will boost your mood and give you better control of your appetite. Your body will therefore get a chance to burn the excess weight it has stored to make up for your reduction in eating frequency.
Exercise is an essential aspect of dealing with excess fat. The more you move, the higher your metabolism will be. An increase in metabolic rates will increase the rate of fat burning. This in turn will force your body to burn up some of its fat reserves thus leading to weight loss.
If you are carrying excess fat, you need to start moving today. Just walk for a short while-even if it is just ten minutes. As your body becomes used to movement, you can increase the time you move as well as the intensity of the walk. Then you can move to jogging and running.
Before you know it, you will start to lose fat, and you will get that dream body you have always wanted. All you have to do is make the decision to start moving today. That is not so hard to do, is it?
Change your Diet
What kind of foods are you eating and how much? You are indeed what you eat. It is imperative therefore that you change your diet to a much healthier one.
Start with one unhealthy item on your diet and cut it out. For example, you could gradually cut out soft drinks or alcohol by the bottle. Replace them with water. Choose to reduce your food portions gradually and give your stomach a chance to adjust to the new ones. Cut the junk and replace the foods slowly with healthier versions like complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables. Changing your diet to cut the fat and improve your health is all about taking it one-step at a time to manage food cravings. As you create an energy deficit with your new food choices, your body will burn the excess fat to compensate.
Think of how easy it is to get your NI card when you have all your documents. That is how easy it is to reduce health problems due to fat, when you change your lifestyle over the course of time.