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Prevent Obesity

  • One of the easiest ways to prevent obesity is to never skip a meal, least of all breakfast. If you skip breakfast, you will tend to overeat and consequently put on weight later.
  • Control portion sizes. Rather than eat large meals at infrequent intervals, eat small meals at regular intervals, so you are never starving.
  • Don’t take recourse to fad diets because they are not sustainable. Eat balanced meals that are low on calories and high on nutrients. Include all food types in the meal, from fruits and vegetables to whole-grain foods.
  • Steer clear of carbonated drinks, empty calories and junk food. Drink enough water, eight glasses a day.
  • Eat lots of high-fibre food because it has fewer calories, and hardly any fat. Digestion of fibre-rich food is slow, and your blood sugar level is balanced. You won’t feel hungry often if you eat fibre-rich food.
  • When you eat out, you can easily choose healthier options. Gorge on salads or soups and go slow on the main course or dessert.
  • Get adequate protein because you don’t want to lose muscle. Eat soya, a protein bar or peanuts. But don’t overdo the protein bit, as it could put you at risk for kidney related problems.
  • Don’t binge – there are situations when eating becomes a replacement for anger, sadness or extreme joy. Also, identify your triggers, and keep track of what you eat or how much you eat under certain situations. Don’t eat while watching a game on television, for instance.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercising moderately for at least 30 minutes every day will keep those calories at bay. You could take up a fun form of exercise such as Zumba or dancing.
  • Having a partner for exercise helps because it brings in a sense of motivation and accountability. You can exchange notes and push each other to achieve your targets.
  • Keep track of your weight, so you detect how much weight you have gained early on, and lose it before it becomes a huge problem.
  • Get enough sleep, because lack of sleep can make you put on the pounds.