Underweight and overweight are both not healthy. Overweight can cause various health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Underweight can also cause some medical problems.
If you have any worries about your weigh, you should consult your doctor or visit a dietitian to develop a special diet plan for you. However, if your aim is to lose just a few kilograms, you should keep in mind some things:
- do not eat more food than you need
- choose healthy food. Low-fat and low-sugar products are recommended, as well as lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains
- be more active
The variety of the food you eat is also very important because if you eat various foods you will provide your body with all necessary nutrients.
Physical activity can also help you control your way and it is a good way of using some extra calories. However, physical activity doesn’t necessary mean you need to go to the gym or to the fitness.
What you should to is to get active every day and to build up the activity gradually. Walking is a good physical activity and you should try fitting it in your daily routine.
You put on weight every time you eat more than your body needs. All the energy that the body doesn’t use is stored up in the form of fat and this is the reason why we gain weight. Even the smallest amounts of extra energy that is not used by the body may cause weight gain.
However, crash diets are not a solution for overweight because they work for a short period of time. You have to change your way of living gradually in order to reach a healthy weight. Your aim should be to lose between 0.5 and 1 kg per week until you reach the weight that is most suitable for your height. You can achieve this if you eat healthy and get active every day.