Category Archive How To Lose Weight?

ByAlexander Pretorius

The Fasting Diets, Do they work and are they dangerous?

Is There A Magical Trick To Weight Loss?

Weight loss is one of the most complicated subjects to approach because as much as anything else out there that has been touched by the aggressive hands of pop culture, the subject is absolutely filled with misinformation, legends, narratives of miracle solutions and all other sorts of useless and confusing opinions that can literally drive a person insane. Now, one of the cliches about weight loss is that there are no miracle solutions. No magical trick that will land you in your ideal weight without effort and awareness of what you’re doing and why. This one is true, and more than likely the only one of the cliches about weight loss that are true.

The overview

In order to get a clearer, and more useful, overview, to reach that awareness, we should start by cleaning up the air, and attacking some common misconceptions, while replacing them with useful, realistic notions in the way. So it becomes very important to talk about how the whole fat is your main enemy line is broken in so many ways. There are many studies and articles out there that you can see for yourself showing us that sugar is as harmful as fat and that sugar is found everywhere, on all kinds of processed foods, where we don’t even expect it to be at all. With that in mind, it becomes quite easy to see why there are so many people around us demonizing fats, while sugars, even if they are recognized as a fattening ingredient, pretty much run a free, unchecked control over our lives, like a silent enemy sabotaging us from every corner.

The struggle

Now, quite naturally, if someone is struggling heavily to lose weight, the avoidance of both of those types of nutrients have to be on their minds at all times. But one thing that needs to be said, and to be more recognized at the time of planing a diet is that, even if fats are of course harmful in excess, it is infinitely easier to avoid them than sugar. And, besides, avoiding sugar helps with making that fight easier, since the fat that we end up consuming won’t be as problematic. Besides that, it’s also important to notice how one of the most helpful elements of any diet is body reeducation. Once we start eating cleaner, our bodies quite soon respond to that. Our bodies understand what we are doing, and collaborate with it. At that point, the worst thing we can do is to attack that willingness in the part of our body and get it confused with mixed information. And that is exactly what sugar will do.

The role of fat

Our other main enemy, fat, does the opposite. Once we start eating fat foods, if we exaggerate even slightly, our bodies feel heavy, sluggish. They respond positively to that, telling us what is best for us. Sugars do the opposite, they trick our natural body reactions. They have a recognized, verified addictive behavior, and once we start eating sugars, our brain will start craving for more, and all the effort we are doing can be lost in no time.

Know your food

So what this makes clear is that we need to know our food. We need to understand both our bodies, and what we put on them. Ready-made diets can’t give you that, especially since an exact diet that you just mimic won’t have the same effect on your body that it will have on someone else’s. All of these seem like commonplace notions, but what they are really saying is that until you have an understanding of both your body and of what you eat, other diets simply won’t work.

And even if those prove successful, and you feel like you are losing weight, it is easy to see why trying one radical, specific, restrictive diet is a short shoot more than likely to soon fade away, while knowing your food is something that will stay with you for life.

The challenge

And even if it seems tiring or challenging at first to read about nutrition by yourself, and learn simple things that can bring you a real awareness of everything you put on your plate, that is infinitely less challenging, and a simpler work, than trying different diets as if they were pieces of clothes, and being frustrated on each step.

ByAlexander Pretorius

Weight Loss Medication In South Africa: Contrave

People all around the world are struggling with weight loss. This makes South African citizens no different when it comes to losing weight. Obesity is being seen more often throughout the years. Many things are contributing to people gain weight at an abnormal rate. People are spending more time in the house and not getting out to do physical activities. With the internet, television and video games, people are finding more and more ways to stay home. These activities are normally accompanied by eating a snack or meal, which has the effect to sidetrack people and encourage overeating. When people eat and do other activities, the full indication in the body is distracted by the activity and people tend to not recognize that they have eaten an entire bag of chips when they only meant to eat a few.

Obesity in South Africa

With the South African population and those around the world, evolving this way and ending up obese it is becoming a challenge to get people to see the adverse effects of obesity and to do something about it. People are becoming more and more averse to engaging in physical activities that would result in their weight loss, instead, we find that more and more people are looking for an easy fix. One should consider all options to shed the extra pounds without the work.

Contrave

According to viagrastoresa.com article for people struggling to lose weight in South Africa, there is a new drug that hit the market to aid in weight loss. The drug is designed to be used in conjunction with a strict diet that is aimed at reducing the number of calories that a person intakes and increase physical activities a person engages in. This drug is known as Contrave; it is currently used to treat the dependency on alcohol and smoking urges. The drug works in the manner to affect the central nervous system and help suppress the cravings for food and reduce a person’s appetite. Trials in a clinical setting, have shown to improve a person’s weight by at least five percent.

Health complications

This weight loss may seem very small in considering a person’s overall weight but it is an adequate amount to get the metabolism to start working effectively again and start to reduce the chances of a person developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The issue with taking a drug to lose weight is that the drug is not tailored to one person. Since everyone is different and the way weight is distributed among the bodies of different people makes it hard to find one drug fits all treatment. Contrave works for some people but not for everyone. The statistics are that Contrave is effective in about one in every twenty people. It is imperative that South Africans attempting to engage in weight loss find what works for them. There is no single approach to weight loss that fits everyone and this causes people to give up on their weight loss journey if the one method that was assured to work fails for them.

Facts about weight loss

The facts behind weight loss in South Africa has more to do with the presence of the issue involving South Africans and their weight gain. Over a quarter of adult South Africans are classified as obese and there are a very small number of them that are receiving or attempting to receive any help to lose the excess weight. There are multiple ways in which South Africans can attempt to lose weight. We have already talked about one way, which is to use drugs in conjunction with dieting and exercise. Another faster-growing approach to weight loss in South Africa is through weight loss surgery.

It takes commitment

As mentioned before, people are looking for a quick and fast way to get rid of the weight that took them years to put on. South Africans that are in the middle class and above are opting for weight loss surgery. The surgery is rather fast and the patient is normally out the same day or no more than a day and a half after the procedure. Weight loss surgery is very popular and desired in losing weight but it has been reported that there are complications and/or adverse results that have been experienced in about twelve percent of the weight loss surgeries performed annually. There are trends that show the adverse effects of weight loss surgery are starting to decline as new technology comes along.