Want to shed a few kilogrammes? There’s one method that guarantees results. If you faithfully abide by this four-word-approach, you’ll definitely lose weight. _ “Eat Less, Exercise More.” Agreed?
Well, according to Dr Somboon Rungpornchai, that’s not necessarily true. What will work for you depends on how your body functions. Although most of the time, eating less and exercising more does the job, for some it’s the other way round. Eating more or exercising less may actually reduce the numbers on some people’s weighing scale. You read it right, “eating more and exercising less.” So before you follow any diet regime, know and understand your body better to do what’s healthy and most effective for you.
WHAT, ACCORDING TO YOU, IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT?
In the recent past, the most popular diet for weight loss was the Atkin’s or high protein diet, because in most cases, it offers satisfying results. But if you actually ask the people who’ve tried the high protein diet, many will agree that the achieved weight doesn’t last very long, and as soon as they went back to their normal diet, the lost weight re-emerged like a yo-yo. Often, the reason for this come back is that when you lose weight by taking a high protein diet, you lose both water and muscles. So the number on the scale looks fantastic but it’s very difficult to maintain the weight, because when you lose muscles you also lose the ability to burn fats.
WHAT THEN WOULD BE A BETTER WAY TO SHED THE KILOGRAMMES?
You can start with a high protein diet, but do it only for a short period, let’s say a week or two weeks just to kick start the weight loss, but after that you need to start adding some complex carbohydrate to your diet as well as exercise to your routine. However this doesn’t necessarily work for all body types. Sometimes even after following this diet strictly, you may not see an outcome. This mainly results from two reasons, either your body has a low metabolic rate or insulin production or you are suffering from inflammation. For those who have a metabolic or insulin problem, rather than a high protein diet, you may need to go low on glysemic food and increase fibre intake to slow down energy absorption. You might not lose weight equally fast, but overtime you’ll see results.
A lot of people also have an inflammation problem, particularly those who have been on a low fat or high protein diet for long period of time, because your body begins to lose out on good fat or essential fatty acids such as omega 3. Often because of this, when you exercise, you experience weight gain, because your body stresses from exercise.
HOW WOULD I KNOW WHICH CATEGORY I FALL IN?
Blood tests can be done to check what kind of problem you have, but screening questions also make it easy to tell. If swelling, water retention, migraine headaches, premenstrual symptoms and pain are your good friends and your body looks obese with water retention, you’re likely to have inflammation. As those with diabetics in the family, love a high carbohydrate diet, are mostly stressed and inactive are likely to have a low metabolic rate.
HOW CAN INFLAMMATION BE TREATED?
Firstly we need to identify the cause of inflammation in your body. If it results from an imbalanced diet, then your dietician will suggest you an anti inflammatory diet programme usually high in omega 3 fatty acids.
If the cause is an infection or bad bacteria in your body then getting a detox or eating more healthy fermented food such as yoghurt to replace bad bacteria with good bacteria is usually helpful. If you’re inflammated due to the environmental toxins then a chelation can be done to remove heavy metals.
HOW CAN I INCREASE MY METABOLISM RATE?
In the case that you have low metabolism, you need to change your diet to a more balanced one, and take supplements if needed to increase your energy level. Eat frequently and eat right. Build lean muscles, because simply being more muscular can boost your body’s energy needs and this revs up your resting metabolism.
Get enough sleep because the calories your body burns at rest represents about two-third of your total daily calorie burning. If none of the above work for you, then you could try our infrared treatments that work to improve your cellulite health through the injection of cell food. We also have a nutrition bypass as well as hormonal balance programmes that are quite effective in increasing your metabolism rate.
ARE THERE ANY TECHNOLOGIES TO HELP OUR BODY BURN FAT FASTER?
Zerona is a popular non-invasive fat removal procedure because this laser is designed to get rid of fat in an easy, painless and carefree way.
In this procedure, low level laser is applied to the targeted area, which is generally a combination of the waist, hips, and thighs for approximately 20 minutes on each side. The minimum suggested treatment period is two weeks, with three full sessions each week. After the entire treatment, you are likely to see an average of 5-6 inches loss in the targeted areas.