Our body needs food so that it is properly nourished and in that way function optimally. However, we should not overdo with the intake of foods as the excessive food consumption can only lead to weight gain and obesity which eventually will trigger many health issues.
The World Health Organization – WHO warns that in 2016 more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight and 650 million adults were struggling with obesity. The weight is not only an aesthetic issue because from excess weight every year die approximately 2.8 million people.
The reason why overweight and obesity are life threatening is because they are accountable for the onset of diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and musculo-articular disorders. Obesity is also a key risk factor for cancer as it shows a negative impact on different biochemical processes in the body like inflammation, oxidative stress, insulin, steroids, and adipocytokines.
Therefore, scientists were working very hard to find a way how to prevent the occurrence of overweight and obesity in people. After comprehensive research they have found out a gene that causes these weight issues, and if it gets deactivated people will not gain weight and continue to normally consume food.
Eat without Gaining Weight
You may wonder how that is possible, but the researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (USA) and Flinders University (Australia) discovered how the RCAN1 gene can influence the body’s metabolism and thermogenesis.
The body’s metabolism is very important for the general health of the person and as well as for the weight. This term refers to all the chemical reactions occurring in the body that offer the energy to the body by degrading molecules like carbs and lipids. If they are not turned into energy they are then stored in the body. On the other hand, thermogenesis represents a body action that produces heat, especially by burning fat.
These are the both mechanisms that can prevent and remove fat provided that they are well understood. As a result of that scientists have found out the connection between the RCAN1 gene and the metabolic syndrome. This gene would disrupt the increase of thermogenesis without tremor (NST) and in that way the consumption of calories in the body. The energy will not get produced in the form of heat, but in the form of fat storage. In that way, the gene will get disabled and that will lead to further increase of the loss of calories and at the same time optimizing the energy process. As a result of that eating will not be anymore related to gaining weight if this gene is disabled.
Have in mind, in order to continue to eat and still not gain fat it very much depends on the morphology of the person and particularly on the lifestyle of the person.
Tips against Obesity and Overweight
What kind of lifestyle we lead very much depends whether we shall gain weight or not. Plus, it affects on the buildup of fat which if it is excessive can lead to overweight and obesity. Normal weight index is the basis for optimal health and good body condition. Here are some tips that can help you to achieve a stable healthy weight.
Incorporate a healthy and balanced diet
Drink plenty of water
Follow a regular physical activity
Consume foods moderately
Take in low glycemic index foods, including:
Green vegetables: leeks, broccoli, zucchini, and avocado
Certain fruits: blueberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, cherries, strawberries, and rhubarb
Oilseeds: walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and cashews
Sprouts: sunflower seeds, fenugreek, and millet
Legumes: lentils, split peas, white and red beans
Introduce healthy fats, including
Avocado, herring, olive oil, sunflower oil, sardines, and mackerel
Try not to follow yo-yo diets and focus on food rebalancing
Avoid snacking, or make sure to have healthy snacks like fruit, a handful of almonds and walnuts or plain yoghurt
When cooking use the steam cooking mode and al dente for cooking the pasta
Enjoy your dishes with your family, but without having distractions like phones, television, laptops, or computers
Here below we shall present you how should a balanced menu look for a day.