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How To Lose Weight Safely and Steadily?

Published on Aug 22, 2014 and last reviewed on Apr 22, 2019   -  1 min read


This article discusses the concept of physiological reduction of weight.

How To Lose Weight Safely and Steadily?

Overweight and/or obesity is a growing problem in most of the developing and developed countries. Initially what used to be a problem after the 5th decade of life, is now seen from the second decade itself. The magnitude of this problem is always underestimated as most of the times it is the complications of overweight that brings the patient to medical attention.

Overweight is diagnosed when the BMI (Body Mass Index) is more than 24. Hence the best tool to detect obesity is calculating BMI in all patients coming for consult irrespective of their problem. People are more inclined towards rapid results but there are adverse effects associated with it.

Concept of physiological reduction of weight must be understood. Weight reduction just like weight gain should be gradual and sustained. The basic principle in weight reduction is "burn more calories than you consume." But what is forgotten here is "do not overdo it."

Stick to the Following Steps for a Safe and Steady Weight Reduction:

Consult a general medicine physician online for further information regarding safe weight reduction -->


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