Infographics: Ways to lose weight*

So you look at the mirror and think that it wouldn’t hurt to shed a few pounds, who wouldn’t like to have a slender waist and lovelier hips? Did you again catch yourself day-dreaming about a more athletic figure and picture-perfect abs? Well, it is high time you did something about it.  How to do it wisely and achieve long-lasting effective results? Luckily, you have quite a few options.

You can chose a diet out of several diet groups or you can put on your jogging shoes and go for a run in a park. Long distances aren’t your cup of tea?  What about cycling or trying out yourself in the football or basketball field? If you have tried all these means and they have failed you, maybe it is time to consider bariatric surgery? Think where you are in your weight loss journey and choose the best option for you.

Watch what you eat

Let’s get physical

So you are not afraid of raising your heart rate a little bit? A person who weighs from 73 kg to 91 kg may expect to burn from 606 to 755 calories per hour while running, 533 – 664 calories while doing aerobics, 584 – 728 calories playing football. Check out the infographic to learn more about calories that can be burned in 1 hour.

When dieting and sport fail

However, if you tried numerous traditional weight loss methods and they did not seem to help, if you have weight-related health issues such as Type II diabetes, heart disorder, sleep apnea and others, and your BMI is higher than 34, you may have to consult a doctor for bariatric surgery. Four most common gastric surgeries are gastric balloon, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric band. Gastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure during which a silicone sack is placed in the stomach making a patient feel full after eating a small portion of food. Gastric sleeve is a fairly new procedure, however, the popularity of it is growing fast due to no risk of Dumping syndrome and malnutrition. During the gastric bypass the stomach is reduced, therefore onetime food intake decreases significantly and the patient feels satiated more easily. Gastric band surgery is a restrictive surgery (reducing the size of the stomach) using an adjustable gastric band (ring). Each surgery has its benefits and drawbacks, therefore you should review all of them with your surgeon.

There are many ways to lose weight, but it is not a piece of cake, it requires effort, endurance and time but choosing the option that suits you the best, may help achieve outstanding results easier and quicker!!!