Weight Management: Key Determinants of Healthy Weight.Weight Management and its importance have been described in previous posts. In this article, I am going to discuss in detail the key factors of a healthy weight. Reading the earlier post about your weight management and its importance is recommended first to get you a basic idea of it.
Food and Drinks(Diet)
Although doctors and health experts focus on diet and physical activity, other factors [such as the frequency of your illness and the tendency to take medicines, environmental, and some factors] can affect your weight in different ways.
We take food and drink to provide nutrition and energy to the body. If there is no balance between calorie consumption and calorie burns, it will affect your weight.
This energy balance is regulated by different types of hormones that either suppress or stimulate your appetite.
How the energy balance factor affects your weight?The key points to note that
a) source of energy consumption- the food and drinks supplied to your body.
b) ways to burn calories- physical activities and some other factors (not taken into consideration for simplicity).
If other factors remain unchanged, the relation between energy balance and weight can be described as below:
- If your calorie consumption and calorie burn are equal, it is called a neutral energy balance and therefore, your weight will remain unchanged.
- If your calorie consumption is more than calorie burn, it is called a positive energy balance and therefore your weight will be increased.
- If your calorie consumption is less than calorie burn, it is called a negative energy balance and your weight will be decreased.
Nutrients of Food
Which foods to include in the diet?
The United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services attempt to provide evidence-based recommendations for the types and amounts of certain foods that people should eat to maintain a healthy diet in the document ''The Dietary Guidelines for Americans''.
The US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Chronic illness and Disease
Excessive intake of medicines to get rid of Chronic Illness can be a determinant of effective weight management. Some medicines can cause weight loss or weight gain. These side effects are to be considered when attempting to manage a healthy weight.
Other determinants of Weight Management
Weight Management Tips
Increase Consumption of the following:
- raw or boiled vegetables
- low- calorie foods
- green tea
- black coffee
- high-calorie food
- added sugar
- refined flower
- cold drinks