Obesity: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Treatment

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Obesity is one of the world’s leading cause of preventable illness and deaths.

The World Health Organisation purports that out of the world’s seven billion population, one billion are overweight.

In addition, North America holds the highest percentage of people who are obese.
A singular nexus exists in every supposed and evident-back causes of obesity and that is–obesity stems from a biological disorder rather than psychological.

According to melbournebariatrics.com, obesity is increasingly common because of a strong inherent weight control system that is too difficult to subdue and eliminate.

Obesity occurs when you eat more than what your body needs. At this point, your body consumes more calories than it can burn.

It’s very easy us to get weight gain because we don’t really know how much food we really need to consume. In addition, we are not even focused on striking a balance. We mostly presume it irrelevant.
However, one thing we fail to realize or even acknowledge is that every time we munch or fast-feed we add extra weight and if not duly corrected, the part of your brain that controls weight sets this new weight as default and will automatically reset itself to maintain this new weight.

Addressing this issue means you have to outsmart, out-best and override this complex and stubborn action.

It’s also commonly believed that obesity is caused by only over-eating and doing less physical activity.

However, an explosion in your body weight doesn’t revolve around those two.

An Alabama group of researchers explain that aside those two, some other causes of obesity worthy of mention are: sleep loss; pollution; air conditioning–staying in a temperature-controlled environment means burning more calories; drugs including contraceptives.

The symptoms and health risks associated with obesity include: breathing disorders (e.g., sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); certain types of cancers (e.g., prostate and bowel cancer in men, breast and uterine cancer in women); coronary artery (heart) disease; depression; diabetes ; gallbladder or liver disease; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); high blood pressure; high cholesterol; joint disease (e.g., osteoarthritis) and stroke.

Tackling obesity is not going to be easy. It’s like forcing a bitter drug down your throat.
Your mental resilience and self belief will be tested through fire and ice.

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At some point, you will feel like giving up, and when that happens, remember why you need to lose more weight and the health risks involved when you finally sheath your sword.

Below are 3 steps to help fight obesity:

Start Controlling Your Appetite

Controlling appetite in obese and overweight individuals is increasingly challenging and very different from people of normal weight because of their frequent and excessive cravings for food.
If you must trim down your weight gain, you must get this unhealthy diet routine in your body system restored to a healthy state. A state where you crave less for food.


Physical inactivity is a boon for obesity. It promotes weight gain. Which is why if you’re trying to lose excess body fat, you definitely need to exercise as well.

Regular exercise is the lifeblood of good health. Our lean muscles declines slowly as we age.
Make exercise a daily routine even after your weight loss regime because the more muscle mass you gain, the more fat you lose.

Change Your Habits

One thing people are dreadful of is CHANGE. Are you ready to undermine those unhealthy and ruining habits?

Because it is what will determine whether you will be successful or not.

For positive outcomes, start by adopting the following habits:

o Eat slowly when eating.
o Plan your meals before making any quick runs. Neglect the urge to eat processed food on the go.
o Avoid foods high in calories (as they increase hunger e.g. sugars). Rather, consume only foods that are low in calories like high fibre foods including clean lean protein.

Winning the fight against obesity doesn’t happen overnight or even in a week.

Don’t get discouraged when you don’t see quick results. Remain dedicated.