It is very easy to gain excess weight, it is even easier to bring oneself to obesity, and it is extremely difficult to lose weight after. Only one man out of 210 is able to lose weight. In women, the figure is slightly better - 1 out of 124, but this is still less than 1%.
Such data were obtained by British scientists. It would be funny, if it were not scary: the authors of the study tracked the weight of 278,982 participants with different degrees of obesity. Obesity is when your body mass index is more than 30 and it is about excess fat (some athletes also have a huge body mass index, and there is practically no fat).
Scientists figured out whether participants in the study could return to normal body weight or at least lose 5% of their weight. The conclusions turned out to be not very good: the chance to lose at least these percentages of excess weight - 1 out of 12 for men and 1 out of 10 for women with simple obesity.
In the group of people with a very high degree of obesity (BMI higher than 40) the probability was slightly higher: 1 out of 8 for men and 1 out of 7 for women. Everything is much worse with the return to normal weight. Each year, one man out of 210 and one woman out of 124 can lose weight to a healthy state.
This is so, despite the fact that there are many programs and tips for losing weight in the world. In fact, you can lose weight only in one condition: to spend more energy than you consume. People are trying to deceive themselves and circumvent this law somehow, invent fast diets or supercomplex exercises, but they do not work.
Only a balanced diet and regular exercise can work. However, this requires some kind of titanic effort, especially if you get used to a wrong diet and a cozy sofa. Adhering to a new eating plan and physical activity is difficult, besides nature itself is against us. For example, in the US, adults gain about 25 pounds becoming 50.
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The National Institute of Nutrition of the United States suggests that it is not only food that we should blame, but also biology. As studies in animals have shown, at a certain age, the DNA-dependent protein kinase, an enzyme, is activated in the body, which slows down metabolism and prevents fat burning process in the body.
This means that every year it becomes more and more difficult to make the body work as it should. The first conclusion: start eating healthy right now. When you are overweight, you need to eliminate a half of the food you eat. When the excess weight is still in its place, just forget about fast food, sugar and fried foods. The second conclusion: you need to start exercising without any excuses.
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