Overweight people are becoming the norm and unfortunately this is very unhealthy. The reward for losing weight is not only a better looking body but also a body that is alert, energetic, strong and healthy. Couple this with a more positive self esteem and on the whole, the world would be a better place.
Here then are some common causes of weight gain followed by common weight loss solutions used today.
Obesity and weight gain tends to run in families. This is closely related to poor family eating habits as well but research has shown a genetic link.
Little exercise and crash diets actually slow down the metabolism. This makes weight loss even more difficult.
When food intake is drastically reduced, our bodies slow down metabolism in order to conserve energy. The body becomes convinced that food supply is unreliable and will start to store as much fat as possible. A person will then pick up weight, even when back onto a normal healthy diet.
Comfort is eating is quite common. Food is often associated with reward and pleasurable feelings. In time, food becomes related to emotional addiction.
Due to inactivity and years of eating incorrectly, people become overweight. Diets, fast foods and quick energy fixes make a huge contribution to weight gain.
Some medical conditions result in people picking up weight. Some examples are: Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome...
Certain medications cause weight gain as a side effect. These include some oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, corticosteroids, lithium and anti-seizure agents.
Although weight gain is normal during pregnancy, many women struggle to lose weight after giving childbirth.
Methods in use for losing weight
- Drug treatment
- Lifestyle change
- Natural Remedies
Now you should try to identify exactly why you are gaining weight. Be realistic with yourself. Then decide which would be the healthiest solution for you to reach your goal weight. Remember that the body heals naturally given time (lots of time) but sometimes needs a helping hand due to the lack of nutrients in our modern diets. You should not concentrate only on losing weight but being healthy as well.