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Weight loss is almost always a central component of preventing and treating diabetes. There is a direct link between obesity and diabetes. There is a very good chance that your doctor will recommend you participate in a weight loss program as part of your diabetes treatment plan. As a diabetic, your approach to weight loss must be a healthy one.

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The necessity of a weight loss program does not replace the necessity to manage your sugars and eat a healthy well balanced diet. There must be a balance between eating the right foods, the proper amount of calories, and daily activity in order to safely take off excess body fat.

Weight Loss and Calories

How does weight loss work? Simply put, your body weight is a result of the number of calories you consume per day; less the number of calories you burn through daily activity and normal bodily functions. If you consume more calories than you utilize and have insulin available, those calories will be stored and you will gain weight. If you utilize more calories than you are consuming you will experience weight loss. Sound easy, right? The truth is it is not as difficult as you might think. It is really a matter of adhering to a well balanced diet and participating in regular daily activity.


Weight loss and Total Calories

Most people have no idea how many calories they need in a day to achieve weight loss. Many people treat food as a form self-gratification, and pay little attention to the amount of calories they are consuming daily. With today's conveniences, it has become too easy to lead a sedentary lifestyle.


Kilocalories and Weight Loss

There is a term called kilocalories that you will become familiar with. Basically kilocalories refer to the number of calories you should be consuming each day. Kilocalories are calculated based on your ideal body weight taking in consideration your level of activity. Caloric needs are going to vary by the individual based on age, and activity level.


Exercise and Weight Loss

Is it possible to achieve weight loss with out exercising? The answer is Yes. But of course it is much more difficult and usually near too impossible to maintain. The most effective method for loosing weight is to combine a healthy diet with daily exercise. The fact is, in order to loose weight you will have to make daily exercise one of your top priorities. Consult with your doctor about the type and quantity of exercise you should be engaging in on a daily basis in order to begin a weight loss program.




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