Why is weight control important?
Weight control or management protects a person from weight-related diseases, which include sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, and other negative health conditions. Losing weight is one of the easiest ways to improve your health.
Indeed, lifestyle management including diet and exercise to reduce overweight, is the first line of treatment for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc.
What has an impact on your weight?
Calories and weight loss
Whether you’re eating carbohydrates, fats or proteins, they all contain calories. If you’re planning to go on a diet focusing on only one of these alone (even if it’s fat) you may be missing the picture.
When it comes to calories and maintaining a healthy weight, calories count and it’s all about balance.
A calorie is defined as a unit of energy supplied by food, no matter what is the source. Whether carbohydrates, fats, sugars, or proteins, all of them contain calories.
Caloric balance is like balancing on a see-saw or a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your weight, the calories consumed (from foods) must be balanced by the calories used (in normal body functions, daily activities, and exercise).
You gain weight when you are “in caloric excess”, which means eating more calories than your body is using. Consuming extra calories results in an accumulation of stored body fat and weight gain. For men, it usually manifests as the dreaded “belly fat”, and for ladies it could be bulging hips and thighs.
Conversely, you lose weight when you are “in caloric deficit”, when you eat fewer calories than you are using. Your body pulls from its fat storage cells for energy, and your weight decreases. You may also lose belly fat this way!
If you are maintaining your current body weight, you are in caloric balance.
Ultimately, a healthy lifestyle requires balance, in your daily consumption habits your type of exercise and activities, and incorporating the right habits in your daily routine.
How can HealthFull Meals help you to control your weight?
- We exactly calibrated the calories needed for you, to have sufficient energy intake for life and activity, and still achieve weight loss.
- We designed meals controlling your net carbohydrate intake, so that once it's below a certain level, your body starts burning fat.
- Each recipe is created to help you stay full and satisfied, especially in between regular mealtimes.
- And we retained the varieties of local flavours, especially in a multi-cultural food heaven like Singapore!