Before starting a diet, you should ask yourself why you want to lose weight. Is it really necessary because suffer overweight or obese? The degree of disorder in body weight is classified according to the Body Mass Index (BMI).
It is obtained by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. This is the formula: BMI = weight / height 2.
If you want to calculate your weight in pounds mode is as follows: divide your weight in pounds by height in feet squared and multiplying by 703.
There are BMI calculators that will facilitate the calculation. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal, whereas when the index is between 25 and 29.9 overweight exists and when you have more than 30, there obesity.
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They have the same effect that a yo-yo. You will lose weight, but get it back just as quickly. With them they are lost lean body mass rather than fat mass and may have harmful consequences for health.
“These diets unbalanced that, besides having a yo-yo effect by which in a short period of time body weight recovered above the initial weight, can cause problems on metabolism, kidney function, cause deficiencies vitamin, hair loss, among other harmful effects, “explains Dr. Javier Salvador, head of the Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition at the University of Navarra Hospital and president of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN).
Another major mistakes made throughout the year, but even more in the summer, is the consumption of food supplements, sold as effective slimming products, but lack of clinical trials and support it (do not need them, since they are not drugs).
In this regard, studies presented at the International Congress on Obesity, 2010, Stockholm, indicated that food supplements marketed as slimming products are not effective.
Another study agrees with the above. Patients who used dietary supplements in a study conducted by the Institute for Nutrition and Psychology at the University of Gottingen (Germany) lost weight within two months of the trial, but to the same extent that participants using placebo.
According to experts, the nine products evuaron (polyglucosamine, L-carnitine, dust cabbage extract, konjac, sodium alginate, herb extracts unspecified, soluble fiber, powder guarana and faseolamina) are not effective for weight loss.
A third study, conducted at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth in the United Kingdom evaluated the evidence from reviews of studies on nine slimming supplements like chromium picolinate, Ephedra, bitter orange, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) , guar gum, glucomannan, chitosan and green tea.
Undoubtedly, the endocrine health care professional is the best known obesity as a disease and its implications in associated metabolic diseases.
According to Dr. Susana Monereo, section chief of Endocrinology and Nutrition, University Hospital of Getafe and coordinator of the Group of Obesity SEEN, “the correct assessment of the obese is simple, but it is not the interpretation of the data and therapeutic decisions correct.
Along with the need to adopt a healthy, balanced Mediterranean diet and physical exercise on a regular basis, there are a number of specific tips for a good diet in spring and summer. In these times should be increased fluid intake and take advantage of that due to the temperatures, fruits and vegetables crave more. Otherwise, continue with healthy eating propitious for the whole year in general: varied diet, avoid animal fats, eat food with fiber, etc …