Eat Wise Drop A Size
Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It's a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.
There are many reasons why some people have difficulty losing weight. Usually, obesity results from inherited, physiological and environmental factors, combined with diet, physical activity and exercise choices.
Why should lose weight?
Some people may feel that if they lose weight, they will look more attractive, fitter, or healthier.
- Confidence and body image:
Some people with excess weight or obesity may feel uncomfortable about their appearance.
- Overall health:
Maintaining an appropriate weight can help to boost overall health and prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
- Specific conditions:
Symptoms of sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes, for example, may improve or go away when a person loses excess weight.
A weight-loss program that involves exercise can leave a person feeling fitter, with more energy and stamina.
- Sports competitions:
In some sports, such as boxing, an individual may seek to control their weight to stay in their existing weight category.
Fertility treatment appears to be more effective in women with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) if they lose some weight before treatment.
Ways to lose weight effectively.
- Eat varied, colourful, nutritionally dense foods
- Keep a food and weight diary
- Engage in regular physical activity and exercise
- Eliminate liquid calories
- Eat mindfully
- Seek social support
- Measure servings and control portions
- Stay positive
- Cutting back on sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Trying intermittent fasting
- Balancing gut bacteria
- Getting a good night’s sleep
- Managing your stress levels
Does weight lose harms?
In some cases, losing weight may create problems. Weight loss happens when a person exerts more energy than they consume. This is called a negative energy balance. The body seeks out stores of energy, starting with fat, to make up the shortfall. In a person with little fat, more muscle and lean tissue will be used up. This can lead to further health problems like a higher risk of osteoporosis, reduced muscle mass and strength, problems regulating body temperature and a lower ability to resist infections. A severe loss of body mass can be life-threatening.