The Healthy Way to Burn Stubborn Fat Thanks to Diet and Technology
Although obesity or being overweight is linked to appearance, it has negative implications for your health. Obesity continues to be a challenge in the UAE. In 2017, almost 23% of UAE kids between the ages of 5 and 9 were obese. A local study on men under 30 years showed that 24.4% were overweight while 28% were obese. This shows that even young people are at the risk of getting diabetes and metabolic diseases.
Health Risks of Obesity
Obesity is a health problem that causes excess body fat. It increases the risk of many health complications, for instance, type 2 diabetes; this happens when your blood sugar levels rise than normal.
Being overweight increases your risk of getting heart disease; fatty deposits gather in the arteries connected to the heart. Obesity causes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high blood pressure, and blood sugar, which cause heart disease.
Stroke and heart disease have similar risk factors. Strokes occur when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. This can damage the brain tissue and cause disabilities like weakened muscles, language and speech impairment, etc.
How to Burn Stubborn Fat with Diet and Technology
There are several myths, rumors, and crazy ways to lose weight; however, most don’t work. Here are useful tips with scientific backing on how to lose weight with diet and technology.
Low Carb Diet
A low carb diet helps you to lose up to 2 to 3 times more fat than a regular low-fat diet. Most researchers believe that a low carb diet helps in weight loss because of insulin suppression. This diet controls insulin production and keeps it low while managing blood sugar levels. This accelerates fat burning to produce energy; this causes weight loss. Before starting a low carb diet, it is necessary to schedule a consultation because this diet is not for everyone.
You have probably heard that water aids in weight loss. This is true; water increases metabolism by 20 to 30% within a period of one to one and a half hours. One of the pieces of advice you will get in a clinic is to drink water, especially before meals. Did you know that 60% of your body is made of water? This means that it is essential for almost all bodily functions. The more hydrated your body is, the more it burns fat. Water aids in water loss by suppressing appetite stimulates metabolism, reduces overall liquid calorie intake, removing waste, etc.
Body fat composition is the amount of fat and non-fat mass in your body. During your dietitian consultation, the physician might recommend a body fat analysis test; it shows a realistic view of your body. This might inspire you to take the right steps to weight loss. It also keeps track of your weight loss progress.
Diet prescriptions, such as ketogenic dietary therapies help in weight loss by causing a metabolic shift in your body. You need to consult your dietitian, although these diets have similar principles, they are tailor-made to individual nutritional and health requirements.
A dietitian will teach you how different foods affect your weight and design a diet plan according to your needs. It is also necessary to consult an expert, especially when you have a chronic condition like diabetes, because it can hinder your weight loss journey. The dietitian crafts a diet that does not harm your health.
Cavitation is an alternative way to lose weight without going under the knife. It is a body contouring procedure that removes fat deposits under the skin. This treatment is safer than surgical options. This procedure uses ultrasonic radio waves to break down fat cells which are then absorbed into the body via the lymphatic system.
Recovery is easy because this treatment does not require incisions. You can also schedule an appointment with a slimming clinic can uses IV drip to help you lose weight healthily. Your body absorbs nutrients and vitamins effectively because the IV drip is injected directly into the blood stream.
Radiofrequency lipolysis is a non-surgical non-invasive fat reduction procedure; it uses radiofrequency to heat fat. The applicator does not touch the skin; it is usually a centimeter away. Fat cells are heated without compromising the surrounding cells. This treatment is safe and does not require anesthesia. Recovery is fast and there is no downtime but you can opt for IV drip for a more effective and comfortable recovery.
Most women have cellulite on their bellies, bottom, and thighs. Although this not a disease, it bothers some people and they might wish to get rid of it. There are various treatment options for cellulite that help to reduce fat and tighten skin, for instance, laser and radiofrequency therapies. These procedures are non-invasive and safe. This treatment combines tissue massage, radiofrequency technology, diode laser energy, and infrared light to treat cellulite.
Protein is an essential nutrient for growth and development, weight loss, muscle building, tissue repair, and satiety. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that are found all over the body. A high protein diet suppresses your appetite and keeps you full for long; this causes you to consume fewer calories. This boosts weight loss. Protein also improves metabolism which is essential in weight loss.
Protein is divided into plant-based and animal-based protein. Although most plant-based proteins are incomplete, you can take them in combination to get the recommended daily protein intake. Plant-based proteins include whole grains and lentils. Animal proteins are more nutritious and have all amino acids; this makes them complete sources of protein. Combine protein with healthy carbs and fiber to accelerate weight loss.
We live in a world of Smartphones, Smart socks, and Smart watches, but have you heard of Smart scales? They can calculate your body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), and weight. Different companies make various scales that offer unique functions.
Obesity or being overweight has many health risks like increasing the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. You can incorporate diet and technology in your weight loss plan to accelerate the process.