20 percent of our population suffers from obesity. This puts that section of the population at the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, cholesterol, sleeping and breathing disorder, heartburn, osteoporosis, shortness of breath and sleep apnea. It also is the main cause of snoring.A controlled diet along with exercises will help you to reduce weight drastically. It is common sense to stay away from junk food, deep fried food and starches and carbohydrates. A few changes in your diet will help you to shed pounds within a few days.
First and foremost you must keep your body well hydrated. Everytime your body sends signals that it need hydration you must drink a glass or two of water. In most cases we tend to jump onto a juice pack, a soda or tea. These are extremely unhealthy options and hence one must forget doing such things.
The best remedy to improve your health and shed pounds at the same time is to drink plenty of water during the day. The first thing that you must do when you wake up in the morning is drink a glass of warm water with a spoon of honey and half a lemon. Continue drinking this during the day at regular intervals.
Recent research has proved that cabbage releases a chemical in your body that prevents converting sugar and carbohydrates into fats and hence is extremely useful in weight reduction. Juice a cabbage for breakfast, a few cabbage leaves added to your as lads and sandwiches and eating a simple vegetable sautéed preparation will definitely help you to eat a huge portion of the vegetable daily and reduce weight by eating nutritious food.
As a rule of thumb you must increase your intake of raw fruits and vegetables. Eat tomatoes daily as they are extremely nutritious. Mint leaves also help to reduce weight, a dip of blended mint leaves takes you a long way.
Avoid butter and opt for vegetable oils instead. Replace fried versions of food with grilled, boiled, sautéed and baked versions of the same food. Steamed vegetables are extremely healthy. A serving or two daily help to take care of any weight issues.
Do not skip meals as that leads to over eating of snacks and you eat more calories thn you would at a normal meal.
Follow an exercise regime. Walking daily for 30 minutes, aerobics, swimming and cardio workouts help to reduce weight and increase your resistance.