WEIGHT LOSS FRUSTRATIONS & SOLUTIONS

Overweight and obese people know how frustrating it is to keep fighting the battle of the bulge. No matter how much they diet or exercise, their weight loss is excruciatingly slow or simple does not happen. This may lead to feelings of depression and in them wanting to give up. Medically, someone overweight is defined as one whose BMI is 25 to 29.9 while a person who is obese is defined as someone with a BMI of 30 and above.

How Obesity Can Affect Your Health?

Obesity can lead to:

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High blood pressure

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Heart disease and stroke

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Type 2 diabetes

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High cholesterol

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Joint problems caused by extra weight

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Trouble breathing, including sleep apnea, in which you briefly stop breathing while you’re asleep

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Gallstones

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Prevention

Prevention is the first choice. It has to be our first commitment, particularly to our children and adolescents. Unfortunately, no successful program for primary prevention has yet been established. There needs to be a strong will and healthy social factors to apply this principal into your lifestyle.

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Lifestyle Change (INTERVENTION)

Solutions that involve lifestyle change are simple to prescribe, yet rarely achieve sustainable outcomes. The bottom line is that we need to consume less unhealthy food and spend more time exercising. Although a healthy lifestyle through good eating and exercise has been promoted for many years, the problem of obesity is not only continuing but is actually increasing.

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Slimming Programs (INTERVENTION)

Slimming programs have been extremely popular for many years, however it is more suitable for people who are slightly overweight and need to shed a few pounds. Slimming programs usually consists of a change of diet, infra-red therapy and exercise regime. They also take a longer time before distinctive results can be seen.

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Bariatric Surgery (INTERVENTION)

The surgical treatment of obesity (bariatric surgery) is the most rapidly growing area of surgical practice today. This reflects both the ability of bariatric surgical procedures to provide a solution to an otherwise insoluble problem and the evolution of safer, less invasive procedures. Today there are essentially three procedures in use: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and biliopancreatic diversion. This surgery provides to obese people who want to eradicate their weight challenges for good.

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