What is Obesity and what are its causes?
Obesity is a medical condition described as an excess of body fat and is measured by the body mass index (BMI) and/or more accurately by measurement of the waistline at the point of the belly button with your breath being ingested at the normal level. BMI greater than 30 defines an obese individual. A waistline of 35 inches or more for women, and 40 inches or more for men categorizes them as obese.
Three decades ago, the obesity rate was 15% for adults. Today the rate has reached to a astonishing rate of up to 35%. Obesity related conditions include some dreadful diseases like heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. These are some of the leading causes of death due to that could be due to obesity.
Most common cause of obesity is consuming more calories than one’s body requirement. The amount of food consumed by people is questionable. Also, it is not only the heap of food on your plate, but the actual amount of fat in the food. People don’t become obese stuffing themselves with fruits or vegetables, rather obesity results from consuming calorie dense food. Also, obesity has a great relationship with our sedentary lifestyle. Modern technology is awesome but it has negative effects too where finding entertainment is restricted to the sofa using different gadgets or using the elevator for instance instead of the stairs and less outdoor activities due to indoor games and mode of leisure available to stay home. Physical activity like walking, jogging has greatly reduced from our everyday routine. Lack of sleep is another major cause of obesity. Sleep deprivation tends to stimulate appetite resulting in creating demand for more calories intake. The body interprets lack of sleep as a stressful condition as a result of which metabolism slows down so that calorie reserves are preserved. Some underlying medical disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism also lead to obesity.
How to achieve weight loss?
Weight loss is foremost achieved by making a commitment to oneself of losing weight and getting rid of obesity. Changing the way you think of food and changing the way you move your body can be extremely powerful and effective to shed some fat and get rid of obesity. Only you can make these changes as it involves a change of mindset. Internal motivation has won far more battles than any amount of external motivation. Set your goal today and make it your priority in life. Adopting a healthy lifestyle; getting yourself engaged in healthy physical activities like walking, jogging, running or swimming for instance, and monitoring what you eat and when to eat will surely get you on the go! In addition, you can achieve your weight loss goal with the help of using some dietary supplements and medications and also by the intake of plenty of water. Yes, drinking about eight to twelve glasses of water is very helpful in the weight loss plan. Also, drinking a glass of lukewarm water containing the juice of a lemon and 1 teaspoon honey first thing in the morning greatly helps in shedding weight.
How does weight loss treatment work?
Our weight loss treatment comprises of two very useful medications Meridia and Phentermine. These aid in weight loss and hence in getting rid of obesity by keeping a check on one’s appetite. Meridia comprises of the active ingredient Sibutramine. Both sibutramine and phentermine suppress the appetite of an individual, thereby assisting in the weight loss programme. If you eat less, then the body makes use of the stored fat in the body to generate energy. Hence, one will not only loses weight, but also feels energetic too.