Nairobians or Kenyans, in general, have started dealing with weight issues. This wasn't the trend, but it's picking pace at a very alarming rate. People have forgotten the basics of life; good food, water, and exercise, and embarked on a life based on career advancement. Bills have to be paid, and the African time has been forgotten with most Kenyans, working their butts off to make sure they are better than their peers.
Weight won't be an issue until it affects you. This can be by people making fun of you or yourself, not feeling very much at peace. It can be worse, as the weight can lead to other health disorders like blood pressure and asthma. All these issues can be addressed early enough before they get worse by eating right, drinking enough water, exercising, and sleeping well. By maintaining all these, your weight won't be an issue. But what if you have already crossed the bridge and you are on the other side?
Losing weight is not easy, and will need more than your commitment to achieving proper weight loss. With the internet comes better than bad, or worse than good depending on what aspects you will analyze. Most people who want to lose weight begin by searching online, and the first thing they get is these Magical Weight Loss pills that slice up your weight by half within 30 days. Let's be honest; it's not happening, well it can but not that way.
First, you might need a mentor or guide on how best to lose your gained weight. You can consult with a nutrition dietician on guidance on which foods you should include in your diet, which one to reduce, and which one to eliminate. You can also ask someone who has been through that journey because they know better than anyone on what it takes. Still, time will come when you feel like it is not working, most people will give up and ditch the whole program, and right there is when you need this mentor to help you through it.
Then there is the dieting story. While most people believe that fasting and reducing the amount of food you eat will lead to a much higher weight loss, this is not true. Remember that your body still needs sufficient energy to burn the excess fat deposits and give you enough energy to go on with your life. Even when hitting the gym, you will not last five minutes if you do not have enough energy, which comes from the food you eat. The topic of diet and weight loss is vast, but remember what Oprah Winfrey said 'If your grandmother recommends whatever you are eating, then eat it. If she doesn't, then think twice."
Water is a vital agent as far as weight loss is concerned. Water has the power to break down fat into smaller molecules, which are easier for the body to flush out. You will need to drink enough water, and they say seven glasses a day. You might have noticed that drinking water before eating makes you eat less. It reduces your appetite, so instead of rushing to the snack shop for a quick fix, maybe all you need is a sip of water. If you feel like taking plain water might be too much to ask for, you can lace it with a slice of lemon. The citric acid in lemon fruits also aids in weight loss.
Exercises are a significant component of any weight loss program, and some do include some levels of practical activity. At the very start of your weight loss journey, this will be very difficult. Just begin with light exercises; jogging on the spot, star jumps. As you do more of these, your body adapts, and you can accomplish much harder activities with ease. So, jog, swim, run, ride a bike, take the stairs, dance, jump the rope, whatever it takes to raise your heartbeat and makes you sweat.
Lastly, there is nothing like a good night's sleep. Sleep helps your body rejuvenate itself and prepare it for the next day. Still, most of the metabolic activities concerned with weight loss occur while we are asleep. This is the same reason why people always wake up sweaty, with oily faces and full bladders and bowels. You need enough sleep, and six to seven hours might be enough. We haven't exhausted everything, so any comments are pretty much welcome.
Therefore, as stated above, there is more to do with weight loss than just pills. These pills might help you lose weight faster than those who do not use them, but they cannot be the only model you will have to apply to lose weight. Some of the pills available in the market include; Islim, Obetas 120mg, Xenical 120mg, Slim-Trim, and Figurin. All these pills should be used as aiders to those who want to lose weight faster, and not the main and only model of weight loss.