How to Lose Weight

How to lose weight and maintain the right weight? The effective method is essentially based on diet and physical activity.

The diet is the pivot of the cure since the excess of fat (and weight) depends on the habitual introduction of a quantity of calories exceeding the calories usually consumed (positive energy balance).

To lose weight it is necessary for the subject with excess body fat to introduce fewer calories than he consumes (negative energy balance), so that the body is forced to use the energy reserves accumulated in the fat tissue.

For example, if a person’s need is 2700 calories a day, taking only 1700 calories on a diet corresponds to a daily deficit of 1000 calories and, since one kilogram of fat tissue corresponds to 7000 calories, with this diet you get a weight loss of about one kilogram a week.

This, in an obese individual who wants to lose weight, is the optimal loss of weight, if there are no particular reasons for urgency, because a drastic diet causes a rapid weight loss, but has various drawbacks, in particular the loss of musculature, insufficiency of indispensable nutrients and exposes more to the risk of relapses.

So the weight loss diet must be judiciously low-calorie, complete, varied, balanced and pleasant.

A cup of herbal tea accompanied by sacred basil on a wooden spoon proposed by the Nutritionist Dr. Paola Proietti Cesaretti by thewealthyspoon

Eat well Sleep well

During the night between 26 and 27 October, solar time returned in force and we were able to sleep an hour longer. Our body certainly benefited, especially if we were able to rest well

In fact, several studies have amply shown that restorative sleep lasting at least 6-7 hours brings important psychophysical benefits to our body

We see some of these studies whose full text can be traced back by following the links on the bibliography page.

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Initiatives in physical exercise may be useful as the cute Snoopy shows us if we proceed gradually by thewealthyspoon

Physical Activity and Wellness

Movement and nutrition are an inseparable combination to reach a state of physical and mental wellness. A fair amount of physical activity should be provided in the daily life of all of us.

The type and intensity of training depend on many factors such as age, gender, health conditions and chronic stress. It would be necessary to find the right dose of duration and quality of activity to benefit from the movement and to prevent this from becoming a source of further stress.

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Water flavored with blueberries, mint leaves and lime by thewealthyspoon recommended by Nutritionist Dr. Paola Proietti Cesaretti

Healthy Drink with Blueberries, Mint and Lime

Flavored water with aroma of Blueberries, Mint and Lime, not only a pleasant drink … but even an unexpected help for us whenever we feel the “heavy legs”

In summer, the heat can make more difficult the venous blood circulation resulting in a perception of heaviness, tingling and swelling for the lower limbs.

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