Risks of obesity are widely discussed nowadays. It increases the risk of heart attack, diabetes and hypertension. Scenario among Singaporeans is more worrying as survey found that 1 in 3 adult Singaporeans are either overweight or obese*.
Find Easy Tips for Calorie Balance
"Calorie is a unit used for energy"
Caloric balance is like a scale. To maintain healthy body weight, you need to ensure that ENERGY IN (calories consumed from food/beverage) = ENERGY OUT (calories burned/used by the body).
If you are eating less calories and more physically active (ENERGY IN < ENERGY OUT), you will lose weight. But, if you are eating more calories than your body is using (ENERGY IN > ENERGY OUT), you will gain weight.
And, below are few easy tips to save/maximize your energy in/out.
Save ENERGY IN (~50 - 100kcal)!
Drink plain water instead of
Choose 'Small' size set, instead of 'Regular/ Large' set
Eat fruit at snack time
Ask for "less sweet"/ "less oil"
Maximize ENERGY OUT
(~50 - 100kcal)!
At the office, take the staircase
Brisk walking with your family/friends
Park your car further away from the destination
Wash your own car
Measure your weight at least ONCE a month. Normally, weight gain takes some time and most of us do not realize. Until the old friends mentioned it or when the time you need to change clothes to a larger size.