Most people don't see the distinction between weight control and weight reduction. Hence they find themselves in situations where they are either underweight, i.e. their body weight is less than what it should be for a person of that particular height, or overweight where their body weight is much higher than the prescribed limit. So what these people do is that they resort to some urgent steps like alternating their diet to gain weight, or taking weight loss products in a desperate bid to lose weight. All this sudden changes do leave their mark on your body and hence are not recommended by both dieticians and physicians.
Weight control is much different than weight reduction. Losing weight means when a person is overweight and takes steps in a bid to cut down his body weight. But weight control enables the person to maintain a healthy body weight at a constant level on a regular basis through the means of a healthy diet and some physical exercises which prevents his body from going through this sudden weight related fluctuations. Remember, weight control means a person is in control over his body weight and when you are in control of something, you should see much more effective result than when you aren't.
For example, a healthy American woman of medium build and having a height of 5' 4" has a body weight of 125lbs. Even if her physical activities are moderate, she needs 1500 calories per day to maintain her body weight. Now if she follows some sort of a slimming diet and reduces her calorie intake by 500 calories per day she would lose weight at around 1 lb. per week.
Now if this woman starts to exercise three days a week, she will be burning off 200 calories more per day. If she wants to control her body weight to her previous level before she had started to exercise she needs to eat 200 calories more per day.
From the above example you can see clearly, that it is not at all difficult to control your body weight i.e. gaining a healthy body weight or losing of excess weight regularly. You can achieve this through some simple calculations. Choose the body weight you want to achieve, and doing some calculation you will definitely be able to gain or lose weight at a rate of 1lb to 2lb per week on a regular basis.
There are numerous website on the internet that lets you to calculate your daily calorie intake. Just fill in the details and it will automatically calculate the amount of calories that you are eating daily. Remember, that 1 pound of body weight is equivalent to 3500 calories. Now calculate how much calories you need to burn off to reach your desired body weight. Choose your diet plan from the numerous popular diet plans that are in the market, or you could consult a dietician to chalk out a diet plan that is just right for you. Just remember, the more fat in your diet, the more calories you are going to take, and the less the amount of fat the lesser is the calorie intake.
So it is quite possible to control your weight much more effectively, and by now I am sure you must have understood the difference between weight loss and weight control quite clearly. Just follow the above instructions carefully and you are bound to see great results! If you want to know more such interesting weight reduction information you should increase your knowledge by reading high quality e-books written by expert authors on the given subject.