How Can Men Lose Weight Successfully?

How can men lose weight successfully?

Losing weight can be difficult for everyone, but men may suffer more than women.

In addition to having distinct hormonal profiles, men and women frequently have different physical compositions. They may find it comparatively more difficult to lose weight and keep it off as a result.

Obesity – A major health risk

An excess of body fat is what defines obesity, a complex disease. It poses a severe risk to one’s health, particularly for men. Heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers are among the chronic diseases that men who are obese are more likely to acquire.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of American men are obese or overweight. This indicates that their body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher. Obesity can be defined as a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater.

There exist several factors that may be responsible for male obesity

  • Diet – Men are more likely to develop obesity if they consume a diet heavy in processed foods, sugary beverages, and saturated fats.

  • Physical inactivity – Males who do not engage in physical activity have a higher chance of gaining weight and developing obesity.

  • Genetics –  Some men are more likely than others to be obese due to their genetic makeup.

  • Hormones – Hormonal shifts, including those brought on by puberty and ageing, may also play a role in weight gain.

  • Anxiety and isolation – Men may tend to eat more processed and sugary food due to anxiety and loneliness which can lead to weight gain.

Health issues in obese males

Men’s health and quality of life can be significantly impacted by obesity. The following illnesses are more prevalent in obese people.

  • Obesity is the main risk factor for heart attacks. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and excessive triglycerides are more common in obese men. They all raise the risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.

  • Obesity is the main factor for type 2 diabetes.

  • Insulin resistance, which can result in type 2 diabetes, is more common in obese men.

  • Men who are obese have a higher chance of developing various cancers, such as oesophageal, pancreatic, prostate, and large bowel cancers.

  • Men who are obese are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction.

  • Low self-esteem and confidence, as well as an increased risk of some cancers, are associated with obesity.

  • Other health issues including depression, osteoarthritis, and sleep apnea can also be brought on by obesity.

Tips for men to lose weight

  • Consume a lot of whole grains, fruits, and veggies. Select healthy fats and sources of lean protein. Cut back on processed foods, sweetened beverages, and unhealthy fats.

  • Every day of the week, schedule at least 30 minutes of ordinary activity.

  • You can create a weight loss strategy that works for you with the assistance of your doctor or nutritionist. They can assist you in staying on course and keep a check of your progress.

  • Maintain proper sleep habits.

  • Join a social group to keep loneliness at bay.

  • Quit smoking and restrict alcohol intake.

Advice on how to lose weight for obese men

  • Locate a network of assistance – It can be beneficial to have friends, family, and coworkers who are also attempting to lose weight. You may encourage and assist one another to stay on course.

  • Make sensible objectives – Refrain from attempting weight loss quickly. Stay persistent. It takes time and effort to lose weight. If you encounter obstacles, don’t give up.

  • Recall that you are not by yourself – Millions of men suffer from obesity. However, there are steps you can do to enhance your well-being and lower your chance of chronic illness.

Weight loss without exercise – Using High Intensity Electromagnetic Technology (HI-EMT)

HI-EMT is a non-invasive device for body contouring that stimulates muscle contractions using high-intensity electromagnetic technology (HI-EMT). Without the need for exercise, it is said that the high-intensity electromagnetic equipment can aid in weight loss and muscular growth.

HI-EMT technology has been shown to be effective in helping people lose weight and gain muscle. For instance, a study that was published in the journal obesity discovered that individuals who received twice-weekly, 30-minute sessions of HI-EMT treatment saw a significant decrease in body fat and an increase in muscle mass over the course of four weeks.

To ensure that the HI-EMT machine is safe for you, it is crucial to speak to your doctor before using it. Furthermore, you should temper your expectations. The HI-EMT machine won’t offer you benefits right away and should not be used as a replacement to diet and exercise regimen.

Points to remember when using HI-EMT

  • Exercise and a healthy diet cannot be substituted by the HI-EMT equipment. To lose weight and keep it off, you should continue to eat a nutritious diet and have a healthy lifestyle.

  • There is no secret recipe for losing weight using the HI-EMT machine.

  • The recommendations of a specialised medical team should be integrated with HI-EMT. To ensure that the HI-EMT machine is safe for you, it is crucial to speak with your doctor before using it.

How to use HI-EMT technology to lose weight safely ?

  • Make sure using HI-EMT technology is safe for you before using it. Consult your physician to be sure you do not have any health issues that would make using HI-EMT dangerous for you.

  • As your body can start to handle it, progressively raise the intensity from low to high.

  • Utilise HI-EMT technology for no more than half an hour each session.

  • You should cease using the HI-EMT equipment right away if you feel any discomfort.

  • It is also critical to understand that HI-EMT technology cannot guarantee weight loss. 

  • To lose weight and keep it off, it is critical to combine HI-EMT treatments with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

For men, obesity is a serious health risk because it can have a substantial effect on their standard of living. Men can take many measures to enhance their health and reduce weight, such as maintaining a nutritious diet, engaging in regular exercise, and getting adequate sleep. 

The use of HI-EMT technology for weight loss and muscle building is supported by some research, but it cannot substitute a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

To ensure that the HI-EMT machine is safe for you, it is crucial to speak with your doctor before using it. Furthermore, you should lower your expectations.The HI-EMT machine won’t make you lose weight instantly, nor is it a miracle cure. It is best to use HI-EMT in conjunction with professional guidance.


Mugilan,
Clinical Dietitian, Simplyweight

The London Obesity & Endocrine Clinic specialises in Weight Loss and Endocrine disorders at the Specialist Weight Loss Centre in Chennai, India. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in this field. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOD, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Our services predominantly cover major cities in India including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune. Many of our patients say that we are the best weight loss clinic or slimming centre in Chennai. We also offer aesthetic treatments including but not limited to: lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, Hydrafacial for treating skin conditions such as acne, sun damage and to help brighten the skin, CM Slim for muscle building and fat reduction, LED light therapy (including red light therapy) and much more. In addition,  we offer health checkups such as our Metabolic Master Health Checkup, diabetes health checkups, genetic testing and VO₂ Max testing for fitness and cardiorespiratory health. All of our aesthetics treatments and Bespoke Weight Management Plans are non-surgical solutions for weight loss and wellness. We have newly launched a Bespoke Wedding Weight Loss & Aesthetics Plan for brides & grooms to be. Get in touch to transform your life!

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