Did you know, that shedding extra pounds will keep you away from high cholesterol, reduce joint pains, diabetes, etc. Yes, it’s true, being overweight puts you at huge risk for developing type 2 diabetes, where your body’s cells become resistant to insulin and cannot function properly as a result.
By getting active and controlling your weight, you can increase your response to insulin. And also, being overweight is linked to high levels of LDL, which is the “bad” type of cholesterol. As LDL cholesterol circulates through your blood, it can deposit plaque in your arteries, narrowing them, which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Well, even small changes like taking a walk everyday, getting up from your desk more often, eating regularly, and introducing a simple strength program, can make a difference. Having a high metabolism can also give you energy and make you feel better.
- Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated.
- Eat small frequent meals. And never skip any meal.
- Eat more of fruits and vegetables for fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals intake.
- Opt for complex carbs e.g. oats, whole grains, brown rice, etc and avoid all refined food.
- Include protein in each meal. Choose lean protein like lean chicken, nuts, fish, egg, sprouts, skimmed milk, low fat yogurt, etc.
- Eat healthy fats like Omega-3 in diet. Source: fish, walnuts, flax seeds, olive oil, etc.
- Get some sunlight for 10-15 mins in a day for Vitamin D.
- Exercise daily and stay active.
- Sleep well.
- Limit the salt intake instead use herbs.
- Avoid refined and sugary products and fried food.
- Avoid aerated drinks.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Avoid stress.
- Don’t smoke.
- Avoid alcohol.