Regardless of whether your New Year’s resolution is to get the perfect bikini body or to improve your health – there are many motivations for engaging in more sport and healthy eating. The associated weight loss does more than just make you feel better physically. Weight loss can be crucial to good health. The problem of obesity must be tackled as soon as possible in order to avoid long-term health damage. People who have predominantly unhealthy eating habits and engage in very little physical activity run an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and vascular diseases.1
Weight loss primarily means achieving a calorie deficiency over a long period, resulting in the reduction of body weight. This is achieved by limiting the energy intake through food and by increasing energy consumption through physical activity. You need to keep some things in mind in order to lose weight effectively while looking after your health.
A well-balanced combination of physical activity and a healthy diet is essential to losing weight effectively and avoiding the yo-yo effect. It is the only way to achieve long-term weight reduction. All forms of endurance training such as jogging, walking, cycling or swimming are particularly suited for effective weight reduction. Strength training is also perfectly suited for reducing weight because increased muscle percentage ensures higher overall energy consumption.
You yourself must determine the diet that suits your body. However, it is important to ensure that there is an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals as well as a good proportion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Find tips for healthy weight loss on this page below. We strongly advise you to stay away from crash diets (e.g. radical fasting) because one tends to regain the weight lost through such diets almost immediately after resuming “normal” eating behaviour (yo-yo effect).2
Women should also undergo strength training with weights because reduced body weight and a firm body can only be achieved by building muscles. Don’t worry! Two to four moderate units per week will not turn you into a muscle-bound Hulk. In fact, they will help you achieve a well-formed and healthy body, which will make you feel comfortable and happy!6
We have summarised the most important points for healthy weight loss and will show you all sorts of tips and suitable products!
Doing physical activity is not the only way to burn calories. In addition to that, you need to make slight changes to your diet and lifestyle. Here are a few tips for everyday life4:
The basis for reducing body weight is a negative energy balance, which can be achieved through any form of physical activity, provided that the energy intake is not increased (through food). Endurance training combined with strength training and protein-rich foods not only increases the energy requirement but also brings the body into shape. You should never go on crash diets. On the contrary, you should underpin your training program with your food intake. Set your goals and keep in mind that weight loss is a matter of long-term adjustment!6 So make alterations in your everyday life, for example, consuming less sugar and skimmed milk in coffee, riding your bicycle to work, climbing stairs, walking and cleaning.4
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