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Simple Tips That Help You Lose Weight

Introduction: To be human is to dream. Dreams of a perfect figure, a head turning physique and jaw dropping contours are only second nature to man. Paradoxically, lifestyles have evolved into more sedentary ones where little thought is spared to routine activity and exercise. Taking a lift to the 5th floor seems to be the more comfortable option rather than ascending a flight of steps. Same is the case with diets being consumed; junk, fat loaded diets have taken over nutritious foods. The unavoidable result of increase in the obesity levels is quite evident.

Simple Tips That Help You Lose Weight

Reducing obesity and slimming into that dream figure is a matter of willpower more than anything else. Given below are some tips that can be easily followed to shed those extra pounds through sheer willpower and self-control.


Going on a diet is frequently associated with round the clock fasting and starving. The important point to remember here is to eat healthy. Starving oneself into a skeleton only paves way for low immunity and a myriad of health complications. Fresh fruits and vegetables (stock up on the green leafies like spinach), beans, vegetable soups and whole wheat products are a good way to reduce weight. Say a big NO to sweets, rice, potatoes and pasta etc. (it’s nothing but straight carbs going in to fatten you up). Drink plenty of water while you can. It is another way to lose weight by eating less.


Not the caffeinated tea! It’s the herbal teas that help you lose weight super-fast. They are also a good way to sharpen up your mind by boosting your metabolic system. Have your pick out of a range of herbal teas like lavender tea, cinnamon tea, green tea etc.


A sedentary lifestyle is a big hindrance in the way of your dream body shape. Unless you want to stay fat for the rest of your life, get up and go. Simple exercises done on a regular basis (read twice!) can make a lot of difference. You can try brisk walking, light jogging, running, cycling, swimming etc. Going to a gym and breaking into heavy workout routines or hiring personal fitness trainers is also a good way to lose weight.


It is needless to say that your lifestyle needs to undergo a change if you are trying to lose weight. Being pro-active is the main focus. Channel your thoughts into a positive direction so as to ward off depression. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. Same goes for carbonated beverages. Take your life into your own hands to make a difference and to live that dream of a perfectly shaped body.

Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.