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Do you have an excess weight problem?

Did you know the true cause of your body fat?

You need to find the cause before you can manage your weight.

Lets take a look at a few reasons why people gain fat.

Your body will store fat only when you eat more than your body needs. It doesn’t make sense for your body to do so when there is food readily available.A trigger for increased fat storage will be low levels of physical activity or exercise. If you find that you can exercise more gradually your body will get used to it.

Low levels of physical activity or exercise, leads to low levels of muscle mass. Muscle is an active tissue and requires energy, so the more you have the more fat you will burn.

Your body looks after itself. It will store fat in your body unless it needs it. Most people do not exercise or move around as much as they should which results in muscle loss.

Other reasons are:

inactivity, lead to muscle loss insomnia, leads to lower muscle levels of energy production increasing fat storage in the body

Some medications may cause you to put on weight

Inactivity, low physical activity, reduced muscle activity, increased age, and cigarette smoking have all been known to cause weight gain

How do I know if I’m overweight?

Overeating can be a sign that you are overweight.

Did you know it takes two pounds of body fat per week to lose your body fat?

A pound of body fat is equal to 3,500 calories. So in order to lose a pound of fat per week, you need to control your weight by reducing the number of calories you eat or drink each day.

The purpose of an exercise is to raise your metabolism, burn fat, and create muscle.

A combination of aerobics and weight training does this best. You burn calories while you are in the activity and after, while your body recovers. A combination of aerobics and weight training means you have to combine the two in a short time to get the best results.

You can control weight by remaining physically active.

Physical activity is a natural way of burning calories. You do not have to pick up weights all of the time, but you do have to move around.

The more you move around, the more you increase your chances of burning fat.

Fitting it in to your schedule is often hard when you have a busy schedule, work several hours a day a few days a week and have a family to take care of.

Physical activity is a great tool to keep fit, and it is also an ideal way to reduce stress.

After a stressful day at work or with the family, it can be hard to do anything more than sit around and watch television and do that nothing more than add to accumulated body fat.

This is why exercise is ideal, it’s a perfect way to reduce stress.

You can run, jog, walk, bike, swim, play football, play tennis, go walking in the park with your family, or doing anything else to get your body moving.

Eating sensibly

Eating healthy is extremely important, especially if you want to lose weight. You will find many difficult at first. There is a lot that goes into calorie counting, portion sizes and nutrition.

As a simple starting point, don’t count calories, instead think to yourself “How can I make a difference today in my life?”

By eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, and less convenience and calorie foods, your body will become healthier and find its own natural rhythm. Eating sensibly will help keep your body in shape. Replacing your junk foods or fast foods with fresh fruit and vegetables will help your cause tremendously.

To help your cause a little more, and keep your body in shape, avoid sugar like sweets, potato crisps and high fat foods etc. Instead of these foods look up healthy alternatives. For your body to gain maximum benefit try and get 25 grams of fibre in a day. To help your body achieve this, balance your blood sugar levels by adding a natural sweetener like honey, maple syrup or a fibre substitute.

In a nut shell, if you eat more healthy foods, skip the sugar and processed foods, and also do some exercise, your health, vitality and weight loss can dramatically improve.