There are many reasons which can cause obesity and extra weight gains, such as genetic, lifestyle, health condition, certain medications, and diet. To achieve and maintain a suitable and healthy weight there are a number of treatment options available that can be effective.
Losing extra weight can be difficult and frustrating, but excess weight can increase the risk of getting different kinds of health problems and diseases. According to studies losing just a little weight can bring many health benefits according to the CDC.
For some people, exercise and diet changes can be useful tools but sometimes they are not helpful in some people. In that case, surgery and medication can be an option to lose weight.
How to treat obesity and overweight condition?
There are a large number of options to treat obesity and overweight health condition, in this article we will discuss some of them.
When you consume more calories then you burn them, these extra calories stores in your body in fat cells, and cause excess weight and obesity.
Some bad and unhealthy food, such as junk foods and processed foods can lead to obesity and weight gain. Because these foods contain additives such as high saturated fructose corn syrup which cause extra weight gain in your body.
You can overcome it by reducing your intake of
- Refined foods
- Processed foods
- High in sugar foods
- High-fat foods
- Canned foods
- Red meat
And increasing the intake of
- Fresh fruits
- Fresh vegetables
- Whole-grain foods
- High fiber foods
A high fiber diet is very helpful to reduce weight because it gives you fewer calories with feels full. Because it takes more time to digest and release energy very slowly.
The high fiber and whole-grain foods help in reducing any risk of health conditions associated with metabolic syndrome and cardio diseases such as
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular problems
In some high obesity cases, sometimes doctors recommend a low-calorie liquid diet to people with severe obesity. Which called crash dieting and can cause the following risks
- Vitamin and nutrition deficiency
- New diseases can develop
- Can be harmful in achieving healthy weight loss
Crash dieting should be done after consulting the doctor to ensure that you remain safe.
Exercise and Physical Activity
When a person is just sitting for a long time or sleeping, the body burns some calories in most people. The more you will be active more you burn calories.
To burn one pound of fat you have to burn 3500 calories for getting active your can start
- Walking briskly
- Using stairs
- Walk to the near distance instead of using vehicles.
- Taking part in any game which you like
- House gardening
- Walking the dog or kids
Doctors of CDC suggest 60 to 90 minutes of moderate physical activity daily. If you are obese and facing difficulty to start the exercise or any physical activity, consult your doctor or physician.
If you have not a habit of exercising, you should not start an intense exercise or activity because it can cause many health conditions.
There are many medications available to lose weight or to help in losing weight. But this medication only helpful if these things did not work for you
- Exercise did not results as desired
- Dietary changes did not work for you
- If you have medical concerns with weight loss
You should follow the doctor’s advice while using these medications. These medicines can be helpful if you do exercise and change your lifestyle.
There are some side effects also associated with taking these medicines, some people have reported these side effects
- Muscles pain
- Joint pain
- Respiratory system
Hormonal treatment can also help people to cope with obesity and overweight. By doing the hormonal treatment we can get good results in weight loss without surgery.
Surgery involves removing fat from the stomach and other high-fat areas of an obese person. Another procedure is of the small intestine which consumes more calories.
The doctors’ trough surgery makes the stomach smaller or bypasses some parts of the digestive system. They also use the gastric sleeve to make the stomach smaller. After that, the person can not consume more than one cup of food or drink during the day which reduces food intake significantly.
This helps too much to reduce weight and reduce the risk of many diseases associated with obesity such as cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome.
Browning white fat cells
Our body contains two types of cells
- White Fat cells are used to store energy in the shape of fat and calories.
- Brown Fat cells are factories for burn calories and produce heat and required energy.
Scientists are trying to reprogram these cells to change with another, which means they trying to convert white fat cells to brown white cells.
If they succe3dded in this process they may be able to reduce fate very fastly. They named this process “beiging” of fat cells
If you are obese or overweight, you no need to worry instead you have to be ready for some changes. Obesity can increase the risk of health conditions, that can be harmful to your life. So start from today live a long and healthy life.