Lose Weight and Keep It Off

How can you lose weight and keep it off? Unfortunately, this question concerns millions of people around the world.

The statistics are depressing: according to the World Health Organization, the problem of excess weight concerns to some extent one out of every four (!) people in the world. Currently, around 300 million people in the world suffer from obesity. An additional billion are significantly overweight.

The USA contains the most overweight and obese people out of all the countries in the world: two thirds of the adult population fall into these categories. The shocking news is that around 400 thousand Americans die of weight-related problems every year.

Europe is not far behind. The UK, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Spain, Germany, Portugal and many other countries are trying to solve problems of an increasingly overweight population. In Russian, one out of every four people is overweight. What’s interesting is that Asian populations which generally have low obesity rates (for example, Japan, China and others) are noticing the same unpleasant tendency among their citizens in recent years.

“The disease of the century” is what overweight problems are more and more commonly referred to since obesity is not just an aesthetic problem. A heavy person risks their health above all else.

There are many causes of being overweight. But the main one is improper diet. Many solutions have been proposed to this problem. But the main one is proper diet. We repeat, this is the main one! But it’s not the only thing (we can’t forget about exercise).

It seems this should be easy. But those who went through the cycle of losing and gaining weight many times know that there are many questions behind this. Otherwise, why would there be so many obese people?

How do most of us solve the overweight problem? Usually with the help of diets and fasting. Both of these cause feelings of dissatisfaction. This creates psychological problems, stress and depression. Hunger is not very pleasant. But this is not the most important thing. The fact is, 97% of people who lose weight on a diet gain it back again. So is it all in vain?

Diets require giving up some types of food, which results in a deficiency of dietary components required by the body — mainly proteins, as well as vitamins, minerals and other elements.

Everyone needs protein, regardless of age or sex. Protein should compose a minimum of 15% of the daily diet.

Why do you need protein?

  • Protein is required for building new cells and repairing old ones, maintaining the liquid balance.
  • Protein delivers all the necessary elements to the blood — vitamins, microelements, medicine, and many others.
  • Antibodies develop from protein, and without antibodies the immune system cannot function.

What does the body do when it doesn’t have enough protein? It creates protein out of its own cells. This leads to a weakened immune system, reduced brain activity, loose skin, wrinkles and other unpleasant problems.

The “happiness hormone” — serotonin — is formed from the amino acid tryptophan, which can be found in protein rich food. People who have a serotonin deficiency are prone to melancholy and depression. Conversely, a high level of the “happiness hormone” fills a person with energy and optimism and aids the thought process.

But this isn’t all that protein is good for: they also help you lose weight and keep it off! This is a fact proven both scientifically and in practice.

Here’s an example. The American Dietetic Associates conducted a study which included over 100 overweight participants. The participants followed a low calorie diet for four weeks. Then, over the course of six months they were given a diet to maintain the weight level they achieved. The diet of one group contained 30g of protein more than the other group.

The results showed that the group with the higher protein level in their diet gained less weight, and the weight they did gain was more muscle mass than fat.

Why does this happen? Protein gives a lasting feeling of fullness. The body requires additional energy in order to digest protein. Where does it get this energy? From fat! One gram of protein contains approximately four kcal, and 25% of that will be used for digesting that same gram. A kcal obtained from carbohydrate-rich food does not have this advantage. Non-fatty protein increases metabolism by 30%, while carbohydrates increase it only by 4%.

The importance of protein to your body cannot be overstated. But don’t forget about harmony! Proper diet is a balanced diet rich in all vitamins, minerals and other microelements required by the body and containing a minimal amount of fat and “empty” carbohydrates.

How can you create the “proper” menu? How to lose weight without starving? How to keep the weight off while eating well? How to organize a proper diet when you have no time? It’s hard to answer these questions by yourself, and even harder to implement this into everyday life.

Luckily, today we can entrust these problems to specialists. The products of ISIFFitness, created by a team of scientists, dietitians, doctors and biologists from France, will not only help you solve the problem of excess weight, but will also improve your wellbeing, make you feel healthier, increase your vigor, strengthen your immune system and help you become more attractive.

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Remember that proper diet is the foundation of a fulfilled life! Look great and be healthy!