The World Health Organization recently warned* that health risks accompanying obesity could surpass more traditional health concerns such as malnutrition and infectious disease. The struggle for weight loss and healthy weight management seem endless.
Obesity, or simply being overweight, puts a person at significantly higher health risks. You’re probably already aware of this and may be looking for a weight management plan.
At first glance a healthy weight management plan seems simple. Finding time for daily exercise and cutting back on unnecessary fatty foods is all it takes. But the fact is, it’s not as easy as it sounds. One of the most difficult parts of weight loss is appetite suppression.
We all deal with grumbling stomachs that seem to ignore our weight management plans. Often, the hunger pangs take over and veer us off of the weight-loss path. But did you know our stomachs are trained by daily routines? Even though the process of appetite suppression may be difficult, there are some tricks for success.
For many people, simply raising awareness of calories consumed does the trick. Try keeping a food diary where you record your calorie, protein and fat intake. In addition, monitor how much exercise you’re getting. Keep in mind that you can only loose weight if you exert more energy than calories consumed.
You can even try an appetite suppressant supplement. Sometimes, the boost from these supplements is all a person needs to successfully control their appetite and reduce cravings. Finding a solution to overcoming hunger pangs could be the key to attaining your weight loss goals.
* This information was updated in 2015 and included the following information:
- Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.
- In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.
- 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese.
- Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
- 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2013.
- Obesity is preventable.