Losing weight can be incredibly difficult, but absolutely vital when one is obese. In this article, The Hospital Group suggest five remedies that might help.
Determining if a person is obese
Obesity is a medical condition that results in a person’s body storing excessive amounts of fat.
Obesity can seriously damage a person’s health by increasing the risk of infections, such as diabetes, heart disease and infertility, to name but a few.
Many Doctors will determine obesity through calculating a person’s body mass index formula (BMI), a measurement based on the weight and height of a certain individual. To calculate your body mass index, you simply divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters to get your overall body mass index. A reading of 30 or above will indicate that a person is suffering from obesity.
Solving the obesity problem
The general aim for many obesity sufferers is to reach a healthy weight and remain that way for the rest of their life. There are many remedies publically available, but finding the right one can be difficult. With this in mind, below are 5 remedies for obesity that you may consider in your goal to become a healthier weight.
1. Good nutrition and weight reduction
Obesity can be the direct result of a poor nutritional diet. If you find yourself eating high calorific foods, like takeaways and processed meals, simply swap them for healthier substitutes. To evade hunger, it’s advised that you eat smaller meals every three hours as this will keep your metabolism up without the fear of you snacking on foods with high sugar content.
2. Mental health and body image issues
Obesity research has found a strong link between mental health and body image issues. An obese person can suffer from many emotional health issues and become very depressed about their weight and body image. With this in mind, therapy can sometimes help target the emotional side and get to the root of the problem of why a person may choose to overeat.
3. Hypnotherapy and weight loss
The jury is still out on whether or not hypnotherapy actually works. The idea is based around the concept of hypnotising a person to stop them eating certain foods. However, many people will prefer to put their trust in medical science.
4. Exercise and body weight
To reduce your weight, it is advised that you increase your daily physical exercise. Many people are able to maintain a healthy weight loss by taking regular exercise, such as jogging or simply walking on a daily basis. To begin with, you should set yourself realistic goals such as breaking up your exercise routines into manageable sessions each day for five minutes at a time.
5. Gastric band Surgery
Gastric band surgery is a hugely successful weight loss procedure used to reduce your weight and help you maintain a healthy size. The procedure usually sees a person losing around 50% to 60% extra weight in the first couple of years.
The weight loss procedure is recommended for people with a BMI of 30 or over who want quick results. The patient is fitted with a Lap band (Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band) which is then tightened with the small pouch acting as the stomach, restricting the portion sizes a person can eat and tricking the brain into the thinking that the stomach is full.
The Hospital Group medical team provide this successful operation which has been highly recommended by popular celebrities such as Tina Malone who had the procedure with the clinic and lost excessive amounts of body fat.
Did you enjoy these tips? Do you know any other remedies that can help beat obesity?