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Never Lost Weight Counting Your Calories? We’ll Tell You Why

It is very important to understand the scientific theory behind weight loss before creating your own weight loss strategies. An effective weight loss for the long run is all about a healthy diet and a good dose of physical activity. Counting calories is part of a weight loss plan but not the only remedy for weight loss. Counting calories (or grams of fat or carbohydrates) is far easier than actually understanding the complex effects food has on our bodies and our waistlines. If counting calories is about losing weight then any one would manage to lose weight on their own. Below are the reasons which will clearly explain why you should not always count calories to lose weight.

1. Food produces some hormonal effects in our body. It decides whether to store that fat or burn it. So, depending only on calories will never help to lose the unwanted fat. To accelerate the body’s fat burning hormones, a combination of balanced macro and micro nutrients is mandatory in every meal, rather than depending only on calorie count.

2. The accurate method of checking calories is through the bomb calorimeter method which is practically not possible on a daily basis for regular people. When you calculate by yourself on the basis of some information you found online or on the food labels, you might be hundreds of calories off track. Different bodies metabolize foods at different rates depending on factors such as muscle mass, exercise habits, hormonal changes and lifestyle. Ultimately, counting calories alone will never help you lose weight. It depends on other factors also.

3. Calculating calories might be help you in getting a low calorie meal but is that food going to accelerate or hinder your weight loss? The quality of food you are eating also plays an equally vital role in successful weight loss, along with the calorie count. Always keep in mind the quality parameters instead of depending only on calorie counting.

Calorie Counting Alternatives

Instead of counting calories now and then,so the best way to put a check on weight and to lead a healthy life can be checking on the portions i.e.one should always take smaller portions in a plate, try to take out time for any of the physical activity and lastly focus on right combinations of food.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Obesity is a Cause of Infertility

Obesity is a concern not just for causing metabolic disorders but effects other systems in our body such as infertility in women who are overweight. Infertility in itself is a major problem in women which is caused by irregular periods or menstrual cycle. Weighing more than the usual weight further causes this irregularity in menstrual cycle which leads to infertility.

Pregnant Woman (Cr/freedigital)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a problem in women where women experience irregular periods and one of the major reasons for infertility. PCOS is related to weight gainReducing weight is the best recommended & most natural way of regulating your menstrual cycle and reducing the chances of infertility.

Research study by Academic Medical Center in The Netherlands shows that women who had regular periods were fertile but when these women were overweight experienced irregular periods leading to infertility. It said that women who were above their normal weight or obese had the same problem of infertility.

If you are having irregular periods and you are obese or overweight then you should start losing weight to make the cycle regular. Look for a professional weight management company that can help you lose weight gradually managing your diet and exercise. Start losing weight and bring a healthy lifestyle change to get healthy and increase the chances of ovulation. (more…)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo