Both being overweight and obesity cause health and social problems so losing weight is recommended.
The principle of dieting is to reduce the amount of energy obtained from food, to eat less than is needed.
It is essential to remember these when dieting:
- Preferring low-energy water and fiber-rich foodstuffs like berries, vegetables, whole grains and fruits.
- Ensuring a sufficient intake of many essential nutrients like protein, fiber, minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids
- Avoiding saturated fats and foods containing fast carbohydrates, sugar and alcohol
- Eating regularly three to five times a day
During dieting, the intraperitoneal fat is proportionally reduced more than the subcutaneous fat.
said that even 5-10% weight loss can significantly improve the symptoms
of hypertension, diabetes lipid disorders and other illnesses.