Portland Oregon Fitness: Losing Weight the Natural Way

Obesity is not only aesthetically undesirable for many people but it is also unhealthy. It is associated with many chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Although obesity can also be caused by hormonal imbalance and genetic factors, it can be mainly controlled by changing lifestyle habits. Contrary to common perceptions, obesity is not mainly the result of overeating but it is actually more of an issue of burning excess calories. Some people can eat a lot without becoming obese. These people have fast metabolism that they can burn calories at greater efficiency. On the other hand, some people may easily become overweight even if they do not have very large appetite simply because they have slow metabolism.Minimizing calorie intakeThe obvious first natural remedy of controlling weight is diet. If you eat less, you are unlikely to become overweight and you can lose some weight in the process. This does not necessarily mean that you should starve yourself. You can also do it gradually so that there is less chance that you will regress. However, this is not as simple as it sounds. You may need to consult a nutritionist to maintain a balance diet that has fewer calories but can still provide you with all the essential micro and macro nutrients.An average human needs about approximately 2,o00 calories per day. It actually depends on several factors such as the extent of daily physical activities, gender, age and body built.If you have a physically strenuous activity, you need to take more than the minimum calorie that your body needs to maintain optimal functions and health. If you want to accurately estimate the minimum calorie that you need, you can use online calorie calculators or consult a qualified health and fitness instructor. Taking too little calorie per day just to lose weight is risky. Hence, it is crucial that you consult the experts.The right foodMinimizing caloric intake should be an integral part of balanced diet. Even if you minimize or reduce the food you eat, it may still not be sufficient to lose weight and maintain health if you still eat the wrong food. For example, merely reducing your ice cream intake from 2 pints to 1 pint a day is not the right way to do it.If you are obese and really serious in losing weight, you should eliminate sweets in your diet. You can replace them instead with fruits. The irony about sweets such as ice creams, doughnuts, cookies and cakes is that they actually increase the appetite rather than satiate it. Fruits, on the other hand may provide similar level of calories but they can suppress or at least minimize the appetite. Of course, there are also the full benefits of vitamins and minerals that can be found in fruits.Suppressing large appetite can also be done by eating foods that are high in fiber such as oatmeal and other cereals. High fiber diet can also help you digest your food more efficiently and control bad cholesterol's.Thanks,Kisar DhillonPersonal Trainer PortlandThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241