What is Obesity?
is a complex disorder having excess body fat and BMI (body mass index) greater
than normal. Nobody intentionally aim to be overweight but unfortunately it has
happened. It is one of the biggest health problems in the world as it is
associated with several other condition like high blood pressure, elevated
blood sugar and poor blood lipid profile. Obese people are at high risk of
getting diabetes, heart diseases and osteoarthritis.
Reducing fat continues to be problematic. Sometimes it becomes difficult for you to lose weight despite of doing physical activity and eating in a right manner at that point of time you need to work on yourself then after you will be able to see that obesity is not just about eating to much and exercising little you need to stay positive and motivated and set yourself up for success with some realistic goals
Some Important Causes
One of the major causes of obesity is eating fast and processed foods like –
Sugary drinks “the liquid calories” drastically increases your total calorie intake.
Pizzas “extremely high in calories” are made with unhealthy ingredients.
Fried foods like French fries and potato chips are said to be highly calories dense.
Processed foods like processed meat and cheese. Studies shows they have higher risk of causing diabetes and heart diseases.
Sometimes medical reasons also make weight loss difficult-
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Depression- people dealing with depression overeat, which results in obesity
mainly steroids, some antidepressants, drugs used to control high blood
pressure, antipsychotics and drugs used in the management of seizures can also
cause increased body weight.
advice is to seek help from doctors before taking them.
has made us sedentary. That is why we do not get enough physical activity. Nowadays
we rely on our cars and bikes even for short trips. We spend are most of the
time in front of TV and computer screens, having meals and snacks around the TV
and Mobiles and landed up in overeating.
Here comes the role of heredity some of you says “obesity is in my genes” and “it runs in my family”. Some of you might be right this time because are genes plays a vital role in whether we become obese or not. Studies have shown and scientist believe that person’s genetic makeup may make him or her susceptible to obesity.
Some tips to prevent
Drink water as much
as you can at least 8 to 10 glass a day. You can also have hot water adding a
slice of lemon, ginger and mint leaf to give flavor.
Try to eat healthy foods in appropriate portion to improve your health condition choose healthier ways of cooking such as boiling and steaming.When it comes to breakfast make wise decisions choose breakfast cereals that are high in fibre and low in added sugar such as oats.
Try to eat lighter
meals in dinner such as green leafy vegetables and salads.
Eat fruits and have
fruit juices like pomegranate, pineapple and blueberry juices.
Be physically active
– yes, you need to move more and sit less. Exercise regularly, be consistent.
Track your BMI and monitor your weight regularly.
Consult with your
doctor regarding any underlying medical condition and treat accordingly.
lifestyle – as obesity is a chronic condition and there is no “quick fix”
solution or any shortcut for all obese individuals. So try to alter your bad
eating and activity habits. Make food diary, BMI charts, do visit your doctor
for follow ups, and seek fitness expert’s help.
Dr. Komal Chaudhary